Okay, now that it’s 2018, I think we can all agree: We’re getting old. I’m sure few of us get this new type of hip hop so my 13-year-old daughter is here to help explain. Continue reading In Defense of ‘Mumble Rap’ — An Intergenerational Conversation
I thought about what I’ve gone through the past couple years. Where my voice has grown and where I’ve kept silent. Continue reading Reclaiming My Surrendered Voice
At the top of the year, following our country’s traditional and orderly exchange of power, T.I. took the opportunity to address the hip hop nation and the world at large about our and its future in a series of letters. So, in case you weren’t listening… Continue reading The Open Letters About ‘US’ — By T.I.
A little more than half of the country is currently dealing with the fact that the other less-than-half can actively choose to remove and dismiss not only their importance, but possibly their utter existence and not bat an eyelash. Continue reading ‘Welcome to the Desert of the Real’ — Our New Civil War
With everything going on in Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana, there are a lot of questions about race relations in America. Possibly the most important question being: What can I do about it?
For white people, simply asking this question can be complicated. Continue reading How White People Can Help — The1Janitor
I feel that Clinton is a politician in the old template: She’s perfect, polished and prepared, but not at all genuine. Continue reading Notes From a Country Tearing Itself Apart: Why I Probably Won’t Vote for Hillary Clinton
We are occupying this weird, new place where racial awareness and gender rights intersect and sometimes conflict, and I don’t think anyone was really prepared for that. Continue reading Bill Cosby : The Blues, 3 Different Ways