Tanya Ballard Brown http://kccu.org en Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You http://kccu.org/post/michael-jackson-we-barely-knew-you <em>Just as there are those who seek to drag Mr. Jackson's name through the mud, there are those who insist that he was a saint, an angelic figure to be put on a pedestal. He was neither. Michael Jackson was, like all of us, a complicated human being. --</em> "Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days"<p>When my <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/">Code Switch</a> cousins called me over and handed this book to me — telling me my whole Michael Jackson fan-life was preparing me for THIS book and this moment — I shifted to major side-eye mode. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 58602 at http://kccu.org Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ... http://kccu.org/post/beyonce-jay-z-and-solange-walk-elevator Our lives are recorded all the time, and what we're seeing behind the curtain makes us wonder whether or not we should be looking back there in the first place.<p>The most recent example of this is <a href="http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_6lrpg6kh">the video of Solange Knowles</a> — Beyonce's younger sister — allegedly attacking Jay Z in an elevator while leaving a Met Ball afterparty last week. This happened — literally — behind closed doors. Wed, 14 May 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 56120 at http://kccu.org Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ... The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit' http://kccu.org/post/origin-and-hot-stank-chitlin-circuit For many people, <a href="http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chitterlings">chitlins (or chitterlings)</a> are a tasty (or, for some, nasty) soul food dish made out of pig intestines. If you can get past what they are (or how badly they stank when cleaned and cooked), then you can shake some hot sauce or sprinkle some cha-cha relish on top and dig in. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:03:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 50952 at http://kccu.org The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit' Hey Hey Hey! Historian Draws Attention To '70s Black Animation Art http://kccu.org/post/hey-hey-hey-historian-draws-attention-70s-black-animation-art <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-WHnn_BPms</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiWEyUMm5Lo</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:57:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 47786 at http://kccu.org Hey Hey Hey! Historian Draws Attention To '70s Black Animation Art Dear Internet, It's Christmas. Please Stop Fighting About 'Love Actually' http://kccu.org/post/dear-internet-its-christmas-please-stop-fighting-about-love-actually <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUm2K6eDuMU</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown & Beth Novey 47619 at http://kccu.org Dear Internet, It's Christmas. Please Stop Fighting About 'Love Actually'