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A Note to White America

  The crisis in Baltimore is an event that I’ve been trying to avoid as long as possible. It was not that I did not care about the struggle that African-Americans face in this country, nor was it because I felt that we as blacks were powerless to enact he change that we have been […]

Christianity: a Renewal of Hope, Life and Freedom for African-Americans

With Easter finally having arrived, a renewal of life and good weather has finally arrived. Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the flowers are now in bloom, the barren trees have sprouted new leaves and the warmth of the sun pounds the ground below from the sky. During Spring, we all give thanks […]

To Pimp A Butterfly: a Musical Landmark

With Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s last release good kid m.A.A.d. city being one of the best hip-hop records since the 90’s Golden Era, I admit that I was a bit nervous about the release of To Pimp a Butterfly. In all honesty, his hit single “i” that dropped in the fall last year did not impress me […]

The Power of the N-Word

Although Allen Kingdom, a flame thrower, and the heavily censored version of Kanye West’s new song “All Day” were the main attractions at the Brit Awards last week, a bigger issue was resurfacing for the Chicago native and a majority of the hip-hop community. Images and video footage of Lionel Richie at the award ceremony […]

Donald Sterling Doesn’t Deserve Forgiveness/Any More NAACP Awards

Yes, that means he already has one. As of this writing, we’re one day away from the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Golden State Warriors in a pivotal game 5 of the Western Conference’s competitive first round of playoffs. However, that seems to be the last thing on people’s minds at this point. That’s because […]

Why Do(n’t) We Care?

This all started with one short commercial. I’m sure you’ve all seen it before; those feed the children ads. It starts with the starving foreign kids staring into the camera as a soft piano plays, tugging at your heartstrings. Then a wholesome narrator pleads with you to expend a bit of your comfort to ensure […]

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Passes Away

On Easter Sunday, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter died in his sleep at his home in Toronto after a long battle with prostate cancer, he was 76 years old. Rubin turned a troubled childhood of petty crimes into a passion for sport. Named “Hurricane” after his incredibly quick hands, Carter would win fight after fight, KO-ing the […]

Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Bill is Our Worst History Repeating Itself

On Thursday Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill many argue could facilitate discrimination against the LGBT community. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act today, which will protect the individual religious freedom of Mississippians of all faiths from government interference,” is the quote Gov. Phil […]

Where is home? A rare piece of American and German History

The 75th anniversary of World War 2 so here’s an interesting piece of history to learn about. The documentary is called Brown Babies by WUSA executive producer and award winning journalist, Regina Griffin. This documentary gives a very different view on what it means to be African-American. Griffin takes us back to World War 2 […]

Consider the following: Diversity

This week I had the opportunity to visit our wonderful capitol of Washington D.C. It was all that I could expect in most ways. Cute little houses, great food and a very fast paced metro system. But one thing that surprised me about D.C. was not the lack of diversity, but in essence the seemingly […]

Is that news? I mean it happens all the time.

What is it about pain, anger, suffering, anguish, and death in America, that has desensitized us, it boils our blood at the time, much like the news that the innocent were done wrong? But then we sink back into complacency and sit there, like bumps on a log, until something else comes along. What and […]

Response to “A White Woman’s Opinion on Black Women”

In order to understand the context of this piece, you must first read this: http://shanacee.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/a-white-womans-opinion-on-black-women/  . My response featured below ultimately became a novel-length Facebook status that I realize was better suited for this medium:  In light of a very silly article I just read by a White woman arguing that Black women all need to […]

Zimmerman is Overdue for Jail

I was not going to chime in on the Zimmerman trial because I should not be so fed up that I feel I have to. I usually try to stay away from these kinds of issues because Rules of Racial Standing have it that minorities that experience racism are somehow not at liberty to discuss […]

More Shades of (Black, White, and) Grey

Quick, everyone – if someone asked you what the most offensive word in the English language was, what word would you guess? I would venture to guess that it wouldn’t necessarily be the same word for everyone, but I would bet that most of us agree that there’s one word that it’s safer to never […]

Letter About One’s Favorite Racist Interactions

To: People That Work So Tirelessly to Disrespect Me Simply Because I’m Black Let me first start by saying that I do know I’m expected to show my superior maturity by saying you do not bother me, but that would be a lie. You actually do often make me angry, though I always opt to […]

Post Release: Tony Gaskins “Mrs. Right” Seminar hits Atlanta

Tony Gaskins “Mrs. Right” Seminar hits Atlanta with Guest Panelist Bryan Michael Cox, Kenny Pugh, Enitan Bereola ATLANTA, GA — On Saturday November 17, 2012, Tony Gaskins hosted Mrs. Right Seminar produced by TwoSquared Ent. and RV Group, LLC. With special male panelist best-selling author, speaker, and columnist, Enitan Bereola; relationship strategist, author, minister, and Chat Kafe radio […]

Idris Elba in Talks to Play ‘Bond’? And Other Possible Picks

Is there a black James Bond in our future? According to current Bond girl Naomie Harris, actor Idris Elba has spoken to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli on a black James Bond, and it was confirmed that it was a possibility for the future. With Daniel Craig slated to do two more Bondfilms, a Bond film […]

Racial Assumptions

Election season has really allowed for a lot of usually reserved for your intimate group of friends racism, to come to the forefront in a very unattractive way. Most irritating of all the comments, assumptions, and stereotypes that get passed around about all Black people during this time, is to me, the idea that if […]

Terrence J Replacing Ryan Seacrest!

Terrence J is just having himself a good year. First he stars in Think Like A Man which became a huge success, so huge, that they’re making a sequel. And now, after recently announcing that he and his co-host Rocsi were leaving 106 & Park, he has been revealed as Giuliana Rancic’s new co-host on E! […]

Save the Pearls – Unintentional, but still Racist

“Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden”, Victoria Foyt’s Young Adult dystopian book, is title that does not imply the black-dominated post apocalyptic world she attempts to write. After what appears to be a disaster caused by global warming and radiation, darker skin offers protection, and the caste system reverses. Apart from many instances that show a lack […]