Ta Nehisi Coates – Pimping White Guilt At The Expense of Building Black Apathy, A Success Story

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Full disclosure. I probably should read at least one Ta Nehisi Coates book. To the best of my knowledge, my first introduction to him was through Very Smart Brothers, as they delicately “dissected” him for being pretentiously loquacious in his writings. And like Panama Jackson, I have no desire to pay my money to read about something I already know.

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Jay-Z vs. Killer Mike: What They Both Get Wrong About Black Capitalism

Still nigga. Black people and capitalism has always and will probably forever have a tainted relationship. Our existence in America is the foundation for what makes capitalism great and what makes it a sin. Our ancestors were brought to this land because of free labor and production. It was the same motivation for why Africans sold us. As humans became barter for trade, this was the beginning of capitalism. (A painful history many of us want to ignore.) However, the color of our skin wasn’t the motivation for why our African owners chose to sale us as human capital. Race became an issue to justify and separate people of European descent from Black people and to further dehumanize us. Capitalism didn’t start racism. It fueled racism. But can capitalism end racism?

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It’s Time to Reframe How We View Crackheads

In case, you’ve been living under a rock. Atlanta is had a bit of a traffic nightmare. On March 30, I was riding home, and took the exit to I-85 N. Right, when I was about to pass the exit for Buford Hwy, traffic came to a halt. What appeared to be smoke coming from a car quickly blew into a whole fire causing the bridge to collapse. First, I thanked God that the cars ahead of me were at a halt, stumping my courage to pass through the smoke. Second, I was curious about what was the cause of the fire.

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Democrats, When They Go Low, We Go High And Chin Check Them

Democrats, When They Go Low, We Go High And Chin Check Them

“When they go low, we go high.” These words spoken by our magnificent first lady became the unofficial mantra of the Democratic campaign for 2017. It’s meaning—to fly far above the fray, dust the dirt off your shoulders, and to not grovel with the swine of the earth. However, there’s a missing part to this statement. Yes, First Lady Michelle, in all of her grace and poise, beckoned us to take the high road. Yet, Michelle LaVaugn Robinson would have added, “After they go low, do a Bruce Lee leap in the air and chin check them with a kick to the face…in self-defense of course.” This is the mentality Democrats need to take on—taking the High Road, but willing to take a sharp left at These Legislative Hands Ave.

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Moonlight Was the Oscar Win America Needed

Last year was the year all of the world’s beloved was like, “Yo, I’m out.” The Ls we took include losing Prince, Muhammed Ali and of course, America. 2017 was with the shits too. George Michael saw the foolishness that was coming and decided to BREXIT. There was no reason to not think that there would be more. This is why Moonlight’s wins at the Oscars gave solace that 2017 may not be as bad after all.

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I’m Putting These Prayer Hands on Anyone That Asks Me to Pray for Trump

Does 45 need prayers? Yes. Do I need to pray for him? Eh…I guess. Prayer warriors are being solicited right now for a prayer service for 45. But somehow, I don’t think a prayer circle will change the heart of a 70-year-old fart set in his ways. Maybe a deliverance service? Yet, I’m sure VP Mike Pence tried a little “shock therapy,” and that still hasn’t worked. Even if God miraculously changed the heart of 45, it still wouldn’t make him a competent leader. So, why do Christian leaders like Donnie McClurkin and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary keep asking me to pray for him?

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A Black Person’s Guide To Fighting Trump

A Black Person’s Guide To Fighting Trump

Say it with me, Donald Trump is our next president. Give yourself five seconds to digest and accept that. Now, I know, your immediate reaction was to run for the Canadian border. But that’s not the right move. Really, how many woes (whoadies if you’re from New Orleans) are there really chillin’ in the 6? Not many. Plus, Canada has it’s on checkered past when it comes to equality.

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Why Boyz II Men’s ‘Let It Snow’ Is the Worst Christmas Song Ever

Christmas music is like eggnog. The thought of slowly cooking egg yolks, milk and sugar may sound noxious, but bring me some warm, salmonella-infested milk and figgy pudding (whatever the heck that is), and my Christmas spirit is high. Yet, listening to the tritest Christmas song on the radio ad nauseam is bound to turn any Santa into a Scrooge.

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Why Black Barbershops Ain’t Shit

Why Black Barbershops Ain't Shit

The concept of the black barbershop being the center of black male-bonding is a popular mantra within black culture. This phenomenon has been captured through pop culture through the Barbershop movie series and even news segments where news anchors frivolously try to understand Black folk within a 5-minute segment. You want to know what’s happening in the world of sports? Go to the barbershop. Want unfiltered, unnecessary relationship advice from the male Inyanla Vanzant perspective? Go to the barbershop. Want to see Marvel’s Black Panther movie, even though it’s not slated to be released until 2018? Go to the barbershop. However, I’m here to tell you…the black barbershop ain’t shit.

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