Phife Dawg Died On My Birthday

Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor, the 5 Foot Freak) died on March 22, 2016. And yes, I am extremely saddened. A group that became a...

Michael B.Jordan, Ryan Coogler, & the Boredom of Hypermasculinity

Hypermasculinity is a psychological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behavior, such as an emphasis on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality . Being...

Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone, & Hollywood Blaxploitation

The outcry against the recently dropped Nina Simone biopic has been feverishly enormous. Many people are not feeling what they see. Zoe Saldana’s makeup...

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...

MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry, & the Death of #Nerdland

If you are planning to watch the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC this morning, you may be sorely disappointed. On yesterday Harris-Perry announced that...

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...

Amber Rose is Right: Women Own Their Bodies

  Say what you want about Amber Rose, but she has found a way to keep her name in the media. If she isn’t breaking-up-to-make-up...

Getting In Formation: Beyonce, Race & White Tears

Unless you’ve been unplugged and living in the woods as a hermit, you’ve probably seen Beyonce’s surprise video for her new single Formation—quietly coyly released just a day...

#OscarSoWhite Should Concern You, America

When I first heard of the call to boycott the Oscars by Spike Lee and #OscarSoWhite because of the lack of diversity in nominations for...

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...

‘Making a Murderer’ Shows How Blacks Suffer Injustices

Unless you've been spending a lot of quality time sitting in your dark bedroom closet weeping into your dirty underwear, you couldn't helped to...

The Miseducation of “Chi-Raq”

There had been buzz in the past year or so that there was a filming of a movie entitled “Chi-raq” with the gun violence...

People, Why Defend Bill Cosby?

Welp, it finally happened. Famed comedian and suspected serial rapist Bill Cosby has been arraigned and charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania in a 2004...

Anthony Cumia? James Deen? Where’s the Outrage?

During the Summer of 2014, I wrote about radio host and former half of the duo "Opie and Anthony", Anthony Cumia's violent alleged violent confrontation...

Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie Can Destroy ISIS

So, is this Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie thing the new Ice Bucket Challenge, or what? I see a lot of videos on Facebook...