Maverick, an American Short Hair, keeps his claw on the mouse as he uses a computer at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers' Association show 10 October 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Cat Championship competition runs 13-14 October at the Garden. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Self-care is hitting pause on issue-driven social media.

or Your Opinion Might Be Killing You This post should be relevant no matter when you come across it. You’ve no doubt contributed to “the discourse” on Facebook, Twitter or (God help you) Tumblr. At some point you’ve gotten into a debate about your beliefs, your opinion, or your general position on any given issue….




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The 25 Greatest Bad Boy Remixes (5-1)

5. Total: “Kissing You / Oh Honey” (1996) ft. Puff Daddy This is not a remix. Puffy has a rap verse and the requisite ad-libs but at no point does he utter the word “remix.” This is a totally different song, and another showcase for 112 and Stevie J. It was a great way to infuse…




Akon Lighting Africa

Bruh, “How come no one’s talking about Akon?” has reached fever pitch.

Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday [May 21] the launch of a new “Solar Academy” for the continent. The institution, scheduled to open this summer in Bamako, Mali’s capital, will try to give African engineers and…




Janet jackson - "Scream"

Wildly speculating on Janet Jackson’s new music

If we’re being honest, Janet Jackson probably doesn’t “need” to release new music, it’s just that we miss her and if by some unfortunate circumstance she was taken out, we don’t want Discipline to be the album she leaves us with. If 20YO and Discipline proved anything, it’s that she didn’t really have much left to say (they were also…




‘Chocolate City’ and the Fear of Black Male Sexuality

Directed by Jean-Claude La Marre. With Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford, DeRay Davis, Vivica A. Fox. Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl. Chocolate City (2015) – IMDb “Support” is such a loaded word…




Michael B. Jordan / Fantastic Four (FOX)

On Michael B. Jordan’s defense of lazy diversity.

Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself. People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we…