Black Masculinity, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, & “Queen Sugar”

We forget that it was Oprah Winfrey who handed black pop culture’s one-dimensional image of black men. It was 2004 and social media as we...

Movements Require People Power Not So Much Star Power

  The dance down the rabbit hole commences with the expected lamentations about the lack of response and or actions by those in the entertainment...

The Defamation and Assassination of Ms. Lauryn Hill

I helped kill Lauryn Hill, and I regret it. In truth, we all let her die, even as she fights for her life, we...

Isaiah Washington and the Broken Negro

Freedom is natural and fundamental. It is our birthright. Human beings and even animals have an innate desire to be free. Oppression and bondage...

Michelle Rodriguez: Black Actors must be “Trashy and Black” to get...

When thinking down the line of Hollywood actresses of color who’ve made an indelible impact on current films, Michelle Rodriguez probably doesn’t register on...

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 5 Things We Need to Understand About Drug...

And just like that, it is said that Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead. As usual, there have been the different tweets, Facebook posts,...

Beyonce, Kendrick and Me

“My concern is the arrival of new ground that replaces…specific places as primary signifiers of identity.” –Willie Jennings from The Christian Imagination: Theology and the...

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....

Jay-Z and Ahistorical Ageism in Hip Hop

Jay-Z has been turning heads since he dropped 4:44. Many have lauded his album as a return to his classic-album-making-roots: dope beats, dope lyrics,...

Warren Sapp Pays $600 For Oral Sex – Career Change Coming...

SO Warren Sapp is paying six bills for oral sex according to a police report released today. This report references the Super Bowl incident where...

Materialism, Kendrick Lamar, and How Twitter Should Mind Its Damn Business

Materialism is always around to ruin a good thing, I tell you.| Picture the scenario: you are a recent high school graduate. You are extremely...

Delila Vallot Humanizes Plight of Homelessness in “Mighty Ground”

Homelessness is a major problem in American society. It’s a predicament that in this writer’s opinion, doesn’t have to exist. Due to the rampant...

Viral Video Channels ABC Hit ‘Scandal’ to Help Navigate Obamacare

Fixers — fictional ones at least — are hard at work helping citizens navigate the new health care law at the center of the...

Lebron James is the King of Trolls

Lebron James helped make history on June 19, 2016, by winning an NBA Championship. For one, he was the first player to lead BOTH...

Hey, Jay Z: If You Really Wanna “Occupy”, You’d Be In...

Priscilla Grimm, I agree with you for taking Jay Z to task on his exploitative actions regarding the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Selling t-shirts...