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The Week in Blackness: Smoke, Slavery, and Sexism

This week in blackness had many of us profoundly proud or sadly subdued in head shaking shame. And the week started off strong with the profound feeling of blackness. We had a moment with Shannon Sharpe and the new episode of Blackish dropped. After that, things took a turn for the worse as Cam Newtoncame out saying something foolish. All of that...

I Can’t Think of a Clever Title for this Article, Because Writing About Gun Violence is Draining

Last year around this time, I wrote about my close encounter with a shooting at a club. The summary is one you're probably familiar with. Crazy-ass niggas started fighting most likely over dumb shit that ended up with one of them pulling a gun popping into a crowd and injuring a person or two, some who probably weren't even...

Listen, So-Called Patriots: Black People Love America Too!

I wasn’t sure where to start. I wasn’t even sure what to say. But then, I realized that if they don’t understand by now, then an average blogger like me will have better luck trying to persuade a flea not to bite a dog’s ass. In the end, this is for those willing to listen from someone involuntarily representing...

What Is It Like Being Black in America?

Before you read this, please know that I DID NOT write this piece. This was written by a black physician who wrote about an incident he encountered in a Facebook group called "Stories of The Moment". This is his story: I’m a black man. I’m about 6’2″, average build. Nothing too fancy. I think I look normal, not intimidating in...

Jemele Hill Once Again Proved Trump Aint Shit

I would be surprised at the backlash against Jemele Hill if it wasn’t 2017. And 2017 has been apparent in its mind-numbing dismissiveness and bullshit. Instead of a nation that has come together, we have reveled in our separation. You have plenty of races tired of white people making excuses for their obvious privileged and dissonance. To counter, you have white (and some step-n-fetchit black...

White Guy Accidentally Shoots Himself, Blames A Black Guy

From Raw Story: Minnesota man was arrested on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the arm—then told police he was attacked by an armed “black male.” Brent Patrick Ahlers, a 25-year old security guard at St. Catherine University, shot himself in the shoulder Tuesday night, prompting a campus-wide lock-down and building-to-building school sweep, City Pages reports. Authorities conducted an “exhaustive”...

Lonzo Ball and Trash Ass Hip Hop Purity

Lonzo Ball pissed y’all off over the past few days, and I find it funny. Lonzo Ball had some interesting commentary on what was, and wasn’t hip hop. In his world, Nas is “outdated” and “nobody listens to” him anymore. In Lonzo’s world, Migos and Future reign supreme. The easily-judged-and-typically-successful music that Lonzo listens to isn’t Nas for sure. However, it has had its form of...

Mentally Unstable Trump May Commit Suicide

The President of the United States is mentally unstable. Did you get that? Okay, allow me to repeat: The President of the United States is mentally unstable. I'm sure you know who the president is. After all, he is the leader of the free world. Yes, the shit-flinging-monkey at the zoo currently pretending to the president, again, is mentally...

Racist White Dude Stabs Himself, Then Blames A Black Guy

A couple of weeks ago, a white guy named Joshua Witt from Sheridan, Colorado wrote on Facebook that he was stabbed by a stranger - a black man - for having a neo-Nazi haircut. Welp, since this is a case of black people attacking white people, the mainstream media took it and ran. Even resident conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went...

Confederate Monuments Aren’t About Heritage

Supposedly, Confederate monuments and symbols of the Confederacy represent the culture and heritage of certain people. In defending white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president of the United States made this argument. Alright, well let's run with that argument. Yes, let's look at the endangered heritage and culture of which they speak. Uh-huh, let's take a look at the...

He’s Not My President, Nor Your President Either

Your president is not the president of any party. He is not the president of independents either. He is the president of himself. Not to be tied by the boundaries of proper decorum or common decency. Not to be bothered with the opinions of people who know what they are doing. Do you REALLY expect someone who claims to...

Racist White Men Can Prevent Race War By Having More Sex

Images of racist white men who participated in the "Unite the Right" event in Charlottesville, Va. have been circulating on social media. Some of them have been identified with the help of online sleuths, and have lost jobs as a result. It then dawned on me that hardly seen are images of the white women who also participated in...

Twerking: The New Form of Birth Control for Strippers?

As much as it pains me to share this information the day after Juneteeth; a few days ago, a segment of the social networking realm were in a tizzy after co-beacons of the internet media’s dark underbelly MediaTakeOut—(World Star Hip-Hop shares the distinction)­—reported that a popular Houston-based stripper and self-proclaimed "twerk killa" who goes by the name Jhonni Blaze,...

Review: Imperius Rex – Sean Price

In the mid-90s, I was a high schooler. I feel a certain way about the hip-hop I allow myself to consume. Summer 1996, Heltah Skeltah released Nocturnal, an album unlike anything I had heard to that time and I was a fan. At the time, I thought Rockness was the better lyricist of the two but they were both...

The Best Explanation of Whiteness to Date!

Ever noticed how white people get anxious and nervous as hell when the word 'white' is mentioned in terms of race? Through experience, when mentioning or discussing whiteness, white privilege, white supremacy, white anything, there is at least one white person that will pop up and go on the defensive as if the discussion was about him or her....