For eight long and often tumultuous years; through tragedy and outrage; through solidarity and division; we attempted to have an honest conversation about race. Continue reading The Time for Conversation Has Ended
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
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
Although the Super Bowl is over, this doesn’t, and shouldn’t, end discussions about racial bias in our sports or greater culture. Continue reading ‘Dab on Em Cam’ — Fear of a Black Dance Machine
What is there to say except that NWA is very hot right now. After an up-and-down year where the remaining … Continue reading Check Out the NWA Political Parody: ‘Straight Outta Options’
Just in case people forgot that Nick actually has bars, he decided to step in and close the book on the Oscar issues.
Now, by “close the book” I don’t mean that we shouldn’t talk about the issues anymore.
But this is about how the black community should move forward. Continue reading #DontBeDistracted — Nick Cannon closes door on Oscar controversy
If it wasn’t already apparent that the first lady is a superwoman in every sense of the word, peep her rap collab with SNL comedian Jay Pharoah, discussing the importance of higher education. And yes, she spits that hot fire. Continue reading #FreestyleFriday — Of Course, Michelle Obama got BARZ
I think Bernie Sanders is the most exciting, passionate, and common sense candidate in the Democratic field. He has energized the liberal base, as well as the youth, with brash and brilliant ideas about how to make this country better. He also looks like he just came back from the future with news about how something needs to be done about our kids… Continue reading The 5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Will Not (Nor Should) Win the Presidency
For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth
According to Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian: Police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago, … Continue reading Report: Chicago Police ‘Disappeared’ 7,000 People, Mostly Black