Uncle Denzel Reading a Takeout Menu During the Golden Globes Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

Denzel Washington is a living icon—a man so ensconced in our collective cultural consciousness that even his voice, his walk and his facial expressions are considered independent sentient beings. He was at the Golden Globes last night as his friend Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime…

The White Woman Who Got Fired for Giving Trump the Finger Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

To be clear, I am not interested in any honorary blackening or distributing any sort of cookout invitations to Juli Briskman, the white woman fired from her marketing-company job after a photo of her flipping the bird at a Trump motorcade went viral. Because while Juli might very well be swell, I don’t know her like…

Four Reasons Why Melanin Illustrated Is The Blackest And Best Thing That Ever Happened This Week

1. Because I keep trying to find ways to articulate the myriad shades of beautiful and banging-ass brown found in this photo shoot — done in Costa Rica by 28 members of the Florida A&M chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, where they celebrated the 10 year anniversary of them crossing in 2007 — and I keep coming back to food.…

Tiffany Haddish Said "What Had Happened Was" During Her Will And Jada Swamp Trip Story And Now I'm In Love

According to Clover Hope, Aisha Harris, and other people I trust, Girls Trip is apparently the raunchy and randy comedy we didn't know we were waiting for and wanted until it was here. (Basically, it's the iPad of comedies.) And this makes me happy and shit, as it apparently 1) proves (again) that Malcolm Lee is…

The Asian Doctor Dragged Off A United Airlines Flight Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

"Punk rock" entered our lexicon a couple decades ago as an adjective attached to things with no obvious connection to punk rock music. Instead, that phrase is used as a stand-in for a certain fuck-deprived, anti-establishment, devil-may-care ethos associated with it. And it could be used to modify anything — a…

The National Park Service Guy's Face When Getting That Bullshit Check From Trump Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

The face Harpers Ferry National Historical Park superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg made yesterday when presented a $78,333 check from Donald Trump — the same Donald Trump who plans to cut funding from the National Park Service — is a face we all recognize. Because its a face of recognition. It's the "This nigga…" face.…

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Is The Blackest Thing I’ve Ever Seen This Week…and Ever

I’ve been to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) twice so far - yes, that was a stunt - and it is easily the second Blackest place I’ve ever been in life. The Blackest? I’m glad you asked. That would be in the southeastern quadrant of Washington, DC, where Martin Luther…

The Black Model's Reaction To The TODAY Show's Makeover From Hell Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

By now, I'm sure you've seen or at least heard about the footage of the TODAY Show's makeover from Hell, where a Black model (Malyia McNaughton) had her beautiful curls turned into a bird's nest by "beauty expert" Deepica Mutyala. A bird's nest sitting on top of a streetlight on a windy-ass day. A bird's nest in a…