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...

Butt-Naked While Brown: Black Females, Normalcy and Taboo [NSFW]

Does Black Skin Equal Dirty? I ask that question after an exchange on the front porch (Facebook) that occurred after I posted the link to my Tumblr blog...

So Tavis Smiley & Cornel West are "Uncle Toms" for Their...

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West - two of Black America's least favorite Negroes right now - have embarked on what they call a "Poverty...

Black Mississippi Man Beaten & Ran Over By Truck Driven By...

So here we are America; it's year number two of post-racial bliss. And here I am coming at you with a post-racial update that...

Importing Children For Adoption: Why Being Like Bradgalina and Madge Isn't...

International adoption, which was such a huge trend only a few years ago thanks to the likes of Madonna and Brad and Angelina has...

Police Uses Taser, Kills 18-Year-Old Student On College Camps

For the past few years I've watched and read with disgust as my man Villager over at Electronic Village highlights story after story of...

Colorism in African American Culture: If You’re Black, Get Back!

No rap lyric has incited Black women to chorus the way the beginning of Lil Wayne's verse in Every Girl In The World, in which...

So Obama Had a "Hip Hop BBQ" & Didn't Create One...

So now that a U.S default on its debt has been averted, leaving working poor folk holding the shitty end of the stick as...

Is Gay the New Black?

The question of the hour that everyone seems to be asking, from some Prop 8 white supremacists to Queen Latifah on VH1’s “Single Ladies.”...

Where's the School Spirit in "Wigger Day" at Red Wing High...

Back in 1090, a few weeks after moving to southern Indiana, I was floored when I learned that there was a celebration called Nigger...

New Ultimate Spider-Man is Half-black, Half-latino!

Chevere Marvel has made an impressive decision to shake things up a little bit, and add a little sabor to its Ultimate Spider-Man comic...

Police State: Racial Profiling, The Po-Po, & Me

The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.-- James Baldwin, The Nation, 7/11/66  More...

I Used to Love Him: Common's "Ghetto Dreams"

Last week, blogger Necole Bitchie posted rapper Common's new song "Ghetto Dreams" that was quite a deviation from the image he's purveyed in the...

Prison Labor: The Not-So-New Labor Market Option

Because this is currently being spotlighted in Wisconsin, I can't say with good conscience say whether this is...

Is There Any Helping "The Help?"

Isn't it always the case the book is better than the film? The book's success withstanding, it seems the controversy surrounding Kathryn Stockett's "The...