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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
N__s is out here really hurt for Issa. And I’m not sure why. Beware that the below is an assessment of the characters’ Issa (Issa Rae, no relation to LisaRaye) and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) from HBO’s phenomenal Insecure. Just to give you a brief background, she cheated. Issa cheated. And she cheated on a good […]
Dear Colin Kaepernick, I recently watched a show called Queen Sugar on OWN, Oprah’s channel. Have you heard of it? It’s awesome! Anyway, there’s a character on that show that shows the complexity of activism in a modern world. Nova Bordelon, played by Rutina Wesley, is the eldest of her siblings and fits into all […]
I attended a concert last month. Let me rephrase that. I went to participate in an experience last month. A joyous experience. There were puppets exclaiming “you don’t want no problems big fella” while also proclaiming “how great is our God” all within a two-hour time span. That experience was #blackboyjoy.
Whoever told you that promotion comes from above is a LIE!!! Okay, I won’t say a lie…because my momma told me this. However, I do believe it is a crock of shit….okay, I won’t call it that. My mom is a sage matriarch. I have to take all of her advice seriously. But that doesn’t […]
Is Nate Parker talented? Yes. Is he a smart business man? Yes. Could he be a great father and husband? Yes, possibly. He could be all of the above and still could be a rapist.
I was almost Lena Dunham-ed this weekend. If you don’t know who Lena Dunham is, Google “Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham.” Here’s my definition. Lena Dunham – (verb) when a white girl or someone else of privilege uses their white guilt to create a narrative for someone of lesser privilege. Used in a sentence: “Becky […]
Thirty minute comedies often fall into two generic tropes—cheesy family-funny or slap-stick funny. And with Mike Epps as a part of the initial cast of Survivor’s Remorse, I was expecting either a “just another day in the life of Day Day” from Next Friday or a clumsy “I’m safe but not safe for the kids” […]