Top Ten Movies To Check Out in 2016

  Get your calendars out -  ten movies you will want to check out in 2016 with dates and previews. Captain America: Civil War Release Date: May...

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...

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...

Mental Health: Pharoahe Monch Raps About PTSD

Many artists have actually spoke a lot about mental health, or have given examples of their own mental health issues, in their music. As I...

Slavery, Django Action Figures, & Why Tavis Smiley is Wrong

So there's a "Django" action figure being sold now; and, of course, some of my cousins are upset about it -- yep, yet another...

R. Kelly truly is the Black community’s Pied-Piper

How many of you have held of the tale about the Pied-Piper of Hamelin? Personally, I only heard of him watching old cartoons. What...

Jesse Williams BET Awards Speech Put the “Black” Back in BET

I can't wait for all this Jesse Williams love to wear off so you Negroes can go back to that Hotep shit like talking about...

The Bluest Lie

 Tony Morrison's controversial novel "The Bluest Eye" evokes many different feelings in its readers. There have been numerous attempts to ban the book due to its...

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,...

MSNBC Host Says She Feels ‘Silenced’

 In case you hadn't heard by now, cuz it is a Friday. The un-blackening of TV News has begun. With POTUS leaving office in...

Iggy Azalea Doesn’t Understand the Use the Term “Becky”

Iggy Azalea has found another way to keep her name out there on the internet. No, it is not about her swift rise-and-fall within...

Review: Imperius Rex – Sean Price

In the mid-90s, I was a high schooler. I feel a certain way about the hip-hop I allow myself to consume. Summer 1996, Heltah...

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...

Sorry, Suzanne Venker: Feminism Didn’t Kill Marriage – War on Men?

It's your party... I'm not here for Suzanne Venker's pro-MRM rhetoric... According to author and FoxNews.com contributor Suzanne Venker, the war on women’s rights is...

Affion Crockett: In The Flow, Or Same 'Ole Coonery?

I’ve often wondered where and why we draw the lines in our morality the way that we do. Other than the fact that life...