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As a kid, I helped take out her braids; years later, she joined me in baldness

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Just Rankin’ Sh!t

They’re real, and they’re (very far from) spectacular

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7. Coinye

6. WhopperCoin


Just Rankin’ Sh!t

Don’t make things awkward, son

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5. “Ain’t Your Mama,” Jennifer Lopez

4. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” The Jackson 5


Dear Level

A man who acts like a child is the biggest turnoff of all

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Reckoning with the mortality of music gods

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In chat rooms and YouTube channels, Black men parrot conservative talking points and bunk social science to demonize Black women

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After a life of struggling with my weight and self-esteem, I was on track. Then Covid came.

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A brief reflection on an iconic lyric and a reminder that Black men and boys are beautiful too

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Just Rankin’ Sh!t

If we let you come, you gotta promise not to bring any of these. Deal?

5. His famous “post-racism ratatouille”

4. A vat filled with mayonnaise

3. Trump steaks


The former vice president’s preliminary campaigning for a 2024 run is a waste of time and energy

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