Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman of Humanity

There would many days and many ways in which I heard this poem recited. The excerpt above always stayed with me. As I became older, I...

Adria Richards and Dongle-gate: What Now?

If you haven't been unplugged for the past two weeks, you've probably read about, or have at least had a fleeting interest in, Dongle-gate...

Single-Mom Confuses Son as Brother Years After Dad Impregnates Her

Not to belabor a point, but let's follow-up on what I wrote yesterday in response to Richard Mourdock's ridiculous comment. Yes, let's take another...

Baby Mama Drama: Mathew Knowles’ ex-Mistress & Their Son Move into...

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock (or with more productive and pressing things to think about), here's a summary of...

ANGRY BLACK MEN

Recently, I was described as being an angry black man. Nevermind the person who said this, its nothing new. Black men are always percieved...

Marlon Wayans vs. Lord Jamar: Gays Destroying the Black Community?

So as I’m perusing my Twitter timeline, as per usual, I see an apparently heated exchange between comedian Marlon Wayans and rapper Lord Jamar...

Kim Davis Isn’t Rosa Parks, You’re Stupid To Think So

First off, let me say that I'm highly disappointed and downright upset about Kim Davis being in jail. It's not that I support her...

Raven Symone, Labels, & Idealism

Raven Symone does not want to be referred to as “African American” or “gay”. When I first heard these statements, they did/didn’t surprise me...

Black Female Voices: Melissa Harris-Perry, bell hooks, & The New School

This past Friday at The New School in New York City, as part of their Black Female Voices series, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry sat down with famed...

Madness & Reality Radio: The Voyeuristic Fetish of Angry Black Women

Are Black women angry? The running racial stereotype suggests that they are. But, we know that racial stereotypes -- for the most part --...

Miriam Carey, Unforgettable and Unnecessary?

The name Miriam Carey is one we should never forget. The woman at the center of what is looking more and more like yet...

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...

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...

South African Judge: Rape Is a Part of Black Culture

  Racism doesn't end when even the government says so. Despite the fall of apartheid in South Africa, the haunting demons of prejudice and racism...

Black Male Oedipus Complex

I don't know if it's just me, but Kanye West's song brings up memories of me dating black men who never stopped dating their...