Boris Kodjoe Misses Mark on Black Women and Obesity

Originally posted at ChasingSixPacks.com First, let me start off by saying I think that actor Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker seem like...

Racism: The World’s Hatin’ on Africans (Part 2)

Part one is located here. Colonial imperialism. Slavery. Lynchings. Black Codes. Jim Crow. The War on Drugs. Conflict diamonds. The mass incarceration of black men...

Mike Vick Loses His Invite to the BBQ Over Kaepernick’s Afro

Mike Vick, for better or worse, is a vindicated man. His rise and fall was so meteoric that many of my people (black people)...

Mother of Gina DeJesus Forgives Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro is currently in jail pending an $8,000,000 bond for the alleged kidnapping, rape, and torture of three Cleveland women. As the sordid...

Sugar Daddies and the Secret Lives of Black Sugar Babies

When conjuring up an image of what the quintessential companion of a wealthy Sugar Daddy looks like, as dictated by popular culture, perhaps visions...

BILL COSBY DID NOT RAPE ME: PLEASE BELIEVE ME

  In the current popular discourse on so many topics one has stood out profoundly for me. I have repeatedly refrained from speaking much on...

11-year-old Keansburg girl was stabbed to death, prosecutor says

FREEHOLD -- The 11-year-old Keansburg girl found murdered Thursday was stabbed to death, prosecutors said Friday. Andreas Erazo, 18, was arrested on murder and...

Marlon Wayans vs. Lord Jamar: Gays Destroying the Black Community?

So as I’m perusing my Twitter timeline, as per usual, I see an apparently heated exchange between comedian Marlon Wayans and rapper Lord Jamar...

Jason Belcher Murder-Suicide, Bob Costas, & Gun Control

I'm not sure if I totally agree with Bob Costas on last night's now "controversial" halftime commentary on the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan...

When Interracial Dating Conversations Go Wrong

Personally, I have nothing against interracial dating. Factually, I don’t even like to call it “interracial dating”. I prefer to call it “dating”. All...

Wait, Did Joe Paterno Get Raped At Penn State?

So, apparently several people in authority took the "PEN" in Penn State just a little bit too seriously. You know, as in penitentiary? Not that...

Lessons I Learned from Black Lives Matter

A Sunday morning Facebook post asked “Is Black Lives Matter still a thing?” and I immediately did an eye-roll. The technical answer is in...

American Horror Story: Coven – Race & Gender

Prior to season three’s Coven, I’d never watched the American Horror Story series. I had a brief dalliance with the first season’s Murder House installment, but my interest waned,...

Brown People Can Rock Too

  ‘Why are you listening to this for?!…..white people music!’   It was the first ever music device and I held my IPod nano proudly. It was...

5 Reasons Daredevil is Marvel’s Best TV Series

  Daredevil sent a lot of ripples and waves before its premiere. For one, anybody that read Daredevil during the 1980’s (like I did) was...