5 Things to Learn From the Bullying of Jamie Kapp

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. We should all be aware of how it works (in the US)....

There Can Be Only One: But What If I Have Two...

My One and Only Nearly everyone I know is looking for the 'One' and not all of them are single people either. The "One" is this elusive magical union...

Study: Black Fathers Are Not Missing in Action

Do not believe the lies.  Most black fathers are not dead beats.  We love our precious daughters and sons.  Most of us are actively involved in...

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...

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...

Hypermasculinity, Homophobia and Homo-eroticism

Today while at work, I received a few heads up from some folks who were quite irritated with the rants my relative was making...

Street Harassment: It’s Not a Compliment

It's spring. As temperatures continue to rise, I’m impelled to think about the crude comments women are assailed by, as they walk down the...

Stop Effeminate Black Men (Pt. 1)

When I think of a man being effeminate, I think of a man being the total opposite of manly. Actually, I consider him taking...

The Ratchet Diaries: Molly…The Girl Next Door

The Ratchet Diaries: Molly...The Girl Next Door Remember the days when you only admitted to drinking socially and smoking a cigarette? Remember when if you...

Gay People DO Get Married: The Curious Case of the Beard...

Looking through the current media available to the African American/Urban audience one could easily come to the conclusion that all Black women are heterosexual,...

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...

Ray Rice, Domestic Violence: The Video – Sensationalizing and Racializing a...

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, or rather ex-football player Ray Rice, has been let go following the release of a horrific video of him...

The Ratchet Report: Woman Tries to Kill Husband with Poison in...

I’m an avid watcher of the Investigation Discovery channel.  Chock-full of sex, murder, money, and whodunit hour-long documentaries, I’m particularly intrigued by the series...

Leslie Jones’ SNL Slavery Rape Joke Was Very Funny & Profound

I don't watch SNL (Saturday Night Live). Unlike when running the streets and clubbing was my thing, at my age, I can't even stay...

Seeking Arrangement: Doing More Than "Stripping" To Pay Tuition

The pursuit of a higher education is no easy task. Truth be told, many students face many challenges. With finances or the lack thereof being number...