2016 has been the year of realized blackness. Sit ins are rampant at sports games all across the country. As much as people don’t like Black Lives Matter, they have made sure that we “matter” on some level. More and more people are becoming “awakened” to the world around us. It is time to […]
Lil Wayne has been professing his “best rapper alive” mantra for years. Beyond that, however, is the business acumen of an intelligent young man. Still, he has made questionable decisions both musically (every album after Carter III) to personally (his codeine/promethazine habit). At the end of the day, Lil Wayne is a pretty good […]
Usually, Colin Kaepernick becomes the chagrin for things that he doesn’t do. A lot of people don’t care for him because he has a knack of lacking fundamental quarterback skills. Or, there is some type of concern for his decision making. And there has yet to be a great return of investment in him […]
Ryan Lochte knew what he was doing the moment he came up with that incredulous lie about being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil. However, I’m going to explain this after I build up the context of this main idea.
Ryan Lochte was raised in New York by a Cuban mother and a Dutch/German/English father. Eventually, […]
Before watching The Get Down, I understood hip hop to be in a strange place. In fact, there is a systematic divide between the old and the new. The old would rather have there be a “return to the roots” of what the music (and the culture) should be all about. In turn, the […]
Richard Sherman hasn’t made a statement he didn’t like. In previous situations, he has battled Skip Bayless, shown his professional disdain for Michael Crabtree, and blatantly question BLM. Whether outrageously loud or stern with focus, Sherman has made it his business to express himself. You already can tell that his organization supports it. Otherwise, […]
Jesse Williams received the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards 2016. And he was rightfully awarded. Williams has dedicated himself to the plight of the maligned people of America for quite some time. In fact, he has picked up the baton that Harry Belafonte used to carry during the Civil Rights era. So, this […]