The Nod
The Nod
Jul 31, 2017
Good For The Blacks
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Snoop Dogg has a TV show with Martha Stewart. The Tyler Perry movie "Boo! A Madea Halloween" made almost $100 million at the box office. A Black man once held the nuclear codes for President Trump. Sometimes in life we have to decide if a thing is good or bad for the Culture.


Read Vinson Cunningham’s work at The New Yorker:

Follow Aminatou Sow on Twitter. She's @aminatou.

If you are struggling to decide if something is good for the Blacks, email us at goodfortheblacks AT gimletmedia DOT com.

Savage Lovecast
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Dan Savage
Savage Love Episode 729
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KIRO Seattle
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Go Fact Yourself
Go Fact Yourself
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1 hr 20 min
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