I write about race, technology, music, and subculture. I know a lot about video games, Japan, rap music, and any combination of the above. Currently working on a book on Japanese hip-hop culture.
You can choose your team, and you can choose your position, but you can’t choose your race. Your character is black.
Immediately after the news broke, the phones at Option House, the only women's shelter in San Bernardino, started ringing.
Facebook never asks you about your race, but depending on what you do on the platform, it may assign you something it calls an “ethnic affinity.” Unless, of course, you're white.
A fully annotated transcript of Jesse Williams' speech.
If you’ve never heard of the fight that almost got one of Muhammad Ali’s legs amputated, it doesn’t mean that you’re a bad sports fan. It probably just means that you’re not Japanese.
If you’ve ever seen the 1968 Disney film “The Love Bug,” then you should appreciate the Steph Curry 2 Low shoes.
If you haven’t heard it yet, the “ketchup question” is a thought experiment that’s become something of a meme in some corners of the tech community.
Literally translated, it’s “God willing.” Not exactly scary, unless you harbor some deep-seated resentment toward The Clipse’s first album (in which case, we cannot be friends).
I’m getting real sick of these phone calls. When James Brown died, I went back to my apartment, took a deep breath, and called my father.
This is probably the blackest this backstage room at the Dolby Theater is going to be for a while. Granted, there are only two black people in the room — me and a 30-year-old guy named Tristan Walker.
You will never again own a new album by Kanye West. But if it makes you feel better, you can rent his software.
Ten years ago, Kanye West publicly accused George W. Bush of thinking that Black Lives Didn’t Matter.
Black Twitter was calling Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders “black” on Sunday, and it’s not because of his civil rights pedigree.
In the fall of 1936, a 24-year-old black baseball player from rural Louisiana stepped off a boat in Tokyo.