Alice Walker Refuses Hebrew Translation of ‘The Color Purple’

Author, activist, and womanist Alice Walker; whose famous novel, “The Color Purple" won the 1983 Pulitzer prize for fiction, has made it clear to...

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...

Rick Ross is a Rapist and “You Ain’t Even Know It”

I'm no fan of Rick Ross at all. The one-time corrections officer turned fake drug-dealer, and now self-proclaimed "Bawse," of the hip hop industry...

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...

Madonna, Uppity Negroes, & Racist Chairs

I made a deal with myself, that I’d vet my battles a bit more thoroughly and not get worked up about the continued racial...

BET Founder, Bob Johnson: No Leadership in White House & Congress...

Forget BET being the devil and the scourge of Black America's existence for a minute. Yes I know it's hard to separate the embarrassment...

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...

Black Boys Lost and the Knockout Game

Editor's Note: Pictured to your left is 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. He was shot twice in the leg and once  within an inch of his...

Welven Da Great: Exploitation of the Mentally Challenged

My middle schools kids kept getting on my nerves with all of this “got eem” stuff. I had no clue as to who they...

SNL, Leslie Jones, & A Black Woman’s Truth

I’m a black woman... and racio-misogynist trespasses and general anti-blackness are constant and relentless at times. And since social media has made the gnarled...

Kim Kardashian and Ann Coulter are Just Spokes in the Wheels

Folks were up in arms with two women yesterday . First Kim Kardashian decides to throw in the towel and file for divorce and...

John Rocker: Former MLB Player Would Rather Vote For Satan...

The budding Zombie apocalypse down in Florida is just too easy, or it would have been if I have written this last week, so...

Why I Won’t Wear a Hoodie Reason #4,080: My Fear of...

On some real talk: this Trayvon Martin thing has become exhausting. No seriously, I'm at the point where it's hard for me to even respond...

The Rise of Lupita Nyong’o: Why She’s More Than a Fetish

Lupita Nyong’o… the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised, Yale educated actress and filmmaker took Hollywood and popular culture by storm, after her breakout role as Patsey in...

Open Letter To Ray J. on the Song “I Hit It...

Hello young brotha. I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. I hope you are doing well, and I hope life is treating...