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Hate Crimes and Selective Outrage

The existence of hate crimes, in any form, should bring people together. At no point should it be acceptable to harm another human being over their race, nationality, sexuality, or anything else. If they are harmed, then there should be backlash and outcry. And this isn’t a simple expectation. This is something that should […]

By |January 8th, 2017|news|0 Comments|

Wrong Way – An American Punk Story

Wrong Way #1 is the introduction to a world that is more about real life issues and less about imaginary heroes in capes and tights. And that fact, by far, is the best thing that is going for this book.

Wrong Way follows the everyday dealings of Trey Miller, a down and out cartoonist that […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|entertainment|0 Comments|

Umar Johnson is Who We Thought He Was

Umar Johnson, known by many as Baba Ifatunde, Dr. Umar Ifatunde, or King Koopa of the Conscious Movement, totally exposed himself through video. Arguing over some petty beef with Sara Suten Seti, Umar went into a 40 plus minute tirade. Meanwhile, he was supposed to be talking about black parenting and such. The black […]

By |December 29th, 2016|news|4 Comments|

Octavia Spencer and Fear of a Black Feminine God

There is an overall fear of anything black being powerful. Malcolm X was practically killed due to his discipline and influence. Many say the same thing about 2Pac. Barack Obama had 8 years of hellacious, racially tinged issues to deal with as president.

The Shack is a book written by William P. Young. Hitting shelves […]

By |December 25th, 2016|entertainment|0 Comments|

Adam Saleh and Discrimination on Delta

Adam Saleh would be known by many to be an antagonist of the worst kind. If you aren’t aware, he is the one that makes the parody videos with a racially charged slant. Since he is Muslim, Saleh tends to cater to the fears and assumptions of those that aren’t. Many find his shtick […]

By |December 24th, 2016|news|0 Comments|

Black Forgiveness Is Not a White Handout

Forgiveness is at the cornerstone of the black experience in America. At any given moment, black people are expected to “forgive” people. Never mind the fact that we, as a people, may not be ready. And forget about the fact that whomever has done any of us wrong may not be asking for that […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|life|0 Comments|

Fear of a Black Santa

Larry Jefferson made me proud of all the Black Santas that exists out there. And no, it isn’t because he stood up to a mob of racists. And he didn’t have to save a cat from being stuck in a tree. Rather, Jefferson took the time to do his job with honor and humility. […]

By |December 10th, 2016|life|2 Comments|

Stephen A. Smith Always Tap Dances for White America

There are days when I wish Stephen A. Smith stuck to sports and sports only.

In recent history, he was interviewed by  Dontae’s Boxing Nation. They asked him about being compared to Shannon Sharpe and whether he agreed about Sharpe’s stance on white involvement with black issues. Here is where the situation got interesting:

“…and remember, […]

By |November 29th, 2016|life, racial relations, sports|1 Comment|

Charles Barkley and Black People Do Not Mix

When I read that Charles Barkley was going to become the host of “The Race Card” on TNT, I knew it was a beautiful disaster in the waiting. I just knew the former “Round Mound of Rebound” was going to make some classically calamitous prime time programming. I knew there would be trouble because […]

By |November 28th, 2016|life|8 Comments|

Fidel Castro the Misunderstood Understood

Fidel Castro has left this mortal plane at the age of 90. Many of us either rejoiced his death or shook our heads at the passing of a steadfast man of principle. To many (stateside), he was viewed as a tyrant. To many that are anti-imperialism, he was an inspiration. The problem is that […]

By |November 27th, 2016|politics|3 Comments|