R. Kelly, Rape Culture, & Race

The news is out that R&B artist R. Kelly is releasing another album entitled Black Panties. After hearing the title alone, I thought to...

Team Taboo Under Fire: Police Investigate Memphis Group’s Nightclub Sex Party...

So here I was giving Atlanta hell for its fuckery last week, and up jumps some foolishness from literally around the corner from where...

Moise Morancy is a Black Superhero

From first glance, it seems as if Moise Morancy was raised right. The humble and engaging hip hop artist/activist/actor is also a man on...

Chris Rock was More than Right His Tweet was Goddamn Accurate

I don't think any person born and reared in the US, and is living today, could not defend Chris Rock's bitterly truthful twitter statement...

Are Black Folks Ashamed When Black Celebrities Disappoint Them?

  Over at a forum named Lipstick Alley, there's a thread that asks if there are any black celebrities that hasn't let you down yet....

Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie Can Destroy ISIS

So, is this Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie thing the new Ice Bucket Challenge, or what? I see a lot of videos on Facebook...

So Apparently LeBron's Taking This "King James" Thing A Bit Too...

I gotta admit, this year, the NBA playoffs and finals have completely rejuvenated my love for professional basketball. I can't remember when or how...

Understanding Jesse Williams, Cultural Appropriation, & Blackness

Black pop-culture this week has been dominated by the firestorm of commentaries and stories emanating from the firebrand acceptance speech that Jesse Williams, the...

Lil Kim is Officially A White Girl

Lil Kim is icing on the cake of an intriguing weekend. But first, let me break down how it all came into play: The past...

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...

Kendrick Lamar and Black Hip Hop Masculinity

One of the challenges of doing cultural criticism is when the critic begins to infer their own meaning onto something that was not intended...

Son Of God: Not Another White Jesus Movie?!!

I'm not religious, and I'm barely spiritual. I wonder about who or what God is. I wonder what kind of God is He or...

Steve Harvey Wants Paula Deen to Mentor Black Youth

I will be the first to admit: I have always been critical of Steve Harvey. Let us face the fact that he made a...

SNL, Leslie Jones, & A Black Woman’s Truth

I’m a black woman... and racio-misogynist trespasses and general anti-blackness are constant and relentless at times. And since social media has made the gnarled...

Nicki Minaj is Not The Issue

Nicki Minaj has a sure fire way of staying in the minds and mouths of the hip hop populace. Honestly, she should have that...