Black, Famous, Getting Into Trouble (Double Standards)

Sometimes black folks embarrass the hell outta me. The stereotype threat is a pain in the ass. When you love your people, it hurts...

Malcolm X Gets No Respect

I know that this is an old situation, however I feel compelled to talk about it. So, I’m going to do just that. When I...

Video Killed The NFL Star

Being from New York I knew Warner Wolf. He was a sports anchor on a local television station. He had a signature slogan that...

Hova-Load? Tidal Announces Exclusive Jay Z Concert

 See now I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Brooklyn but not to see Jay Z - Chaka Khan is going to...

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...

Wait, a Racist White Person is Allowed to Work at Essence...

Years ago when Essence came under fire for hiring a white woman as the creative fashion director for the iconic Black women's magazine, I...

“Dreams of a Life”: The Complicated Life of Joyce Carol Vincent

Some time ago I came across a “semi-documentary”, written and directed by English filmmaker Carol Morley, called Dreams of a Life.  The haunting and speculative 2011...

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...

Jesse Williams: From “Woke” to “Ashy” in a Year?

"Grey's Anatomy" star and every black woman's most sexy "woke" black man not named Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams, is getting a divorce. Williams and...

Bill Cosby: Rape Culture in July of 2015

Rape culture, the epidemic that never wavers, has felt a surge this week. Not that rape culture ever takes a break. In fact, it...

Black Male Stereotypes Broken Through “Suits & Ties” Music Video

Stereotypes exist because there are a lot of people that want to believe “one size shall fit all”. Of course, we would all believe that...

Rihanna: From Ultimate “Niggerbitch” to Ultimate Ignoramus in One Racist Tweet

It was only a few months ago when a Dutch Magazine crowned Rihanna as the Ultimate Nigga Bitch... The backlash over the editorial gaffe--...

The Oscars 2013: Quvenzhané Wallis, The Onion, & the C-Word

Some time ago I joked about me not being able to wait for Django Unchained winning the Best Picture category at this year's Oscar...

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...

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...