Charles Barkley and Black People Do Not Mix

When I read that Charles Barkley was going to become the host of “The Race Card” on TNT, I knew it was a beautiful...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama’s Inauguration, & Lupe Fiasco

There is a lot of irony in America's first African-American president taking the oath of office for the last time, on the day we...

Bombs & Beats: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev Were Motivated by Hip Hop?

The bombing that took place at the Boston Marathon on April, 15th, in Boston, MA was yet another tragedy in a sea of tragedies...

Gabrielle Union Talks Women, Todd Akin, & “Legitimate Rape”

Rape survivor, Gabrielle Union has weighed in on Tod Akin's "legitimate rape," comment, and she's not happy. By now I'm sure you're aware of the epic shit...

The Miseducation of “Chi-Raq”

There had been buzz in the past year or so that there was a filming of a movie entitled “Chi-raq” with the gun violence...

Deconstructing (Quentin Tarantino) Django Unchained

I always tell students in my film courses to understand the creator of a piece of work before they delve into the work itself....

Black Boys Lost and the Knockout Game

Editor's Note: Pictured to your left is 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. He was shot twice in the leg and once  within an inch of his...

Rob Kardashian Proves Men Are Trash

Rob Kardashian proved to be this week’s biggest sucker. In recent history, his ex Blac Chyna (his former fiancée, (former) stripper, and mother to his child) has been...

Rap Video Used in Court Convicts Rappers of Robbery

As evidenced by hip hop, urban-youth-culture is widely known to be adverse to the idea of "snitching". In everyday non-urban terms, it can be...

Getting In Formation: Beyonce, Race & White Tears

Unless you’ve been unplugged and living in the woods as a hermit, you’ve probably seen Beyonce’s surprise video for her new single Formation—quietly coyly released just a day...

Josh Marks Commits Suicide: MasterChef Finalist Was Bipolar

TMZ has reported the death of Josh Marks, a very memorable contestant on Master Chef. I was so sorry to see this headline run...

Bitch Bad: Is Lupe Fiasco Starting An Important Discourse?

Rapper, Lupe Fiasco released the video for his most recent song, “Bitch Bad”.  Not one to mince words about the state of politics and...

Annie (2014): A Black Annie and White Racism

DISCLAIMER: I haven't seen the movie 'Annie'. This is going by articles pertaining to the movie and the racism that perceives it.  Quvenzhané Wallis, an...

Jason Whitlock Has A White Man Dying Inside Of Him

On television recently, noted sportswriter and commentator, Jason Whitlock, said that LeBron James was too rich to be affected by racism. According to Whitlock,...

Zoe Kravitz is My Hero (or, Be Who You Truly Are)

I have a cousin-in-law that shall remain nameless. Being that she is about 13-14 years old, she tends to be precarious. However, she is...