We live in a world of fabricated-fake outrage that is only appeased with more fabricated news or conciliatory prizes. The current president can tweet just about anything. Pocahontas is kneeling while burning a flag. Roy Moore isn’t as bad as R. Kelly. Tiffany Trump is my favorite child. All tall tales that suck us […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In case you haven’t heard already, BuzzFeed published a video with a list a questions for black people from black people. The video was a bunch of questions that can basically be reduced to, “Why you make us look bad in front of white people?” As explained before, this is another form of intra-racism but from the […]
Yesterday, I read a passage from Sista Souljah‘s Midnight: A Gangster Love Story. Midnight, the protagonist, is doing a favor for his friend Bangs and begins a conversation with her grandmother about the father of Bangs’ child. Bangs told Midnight that the father of her child was killed in an accident. However, the grandmother, in […]
Why are black Americans so hell-bent on making sure Bill Cosby’s “legacy” is intact? Aren’t there other black father figures that we can celebrate as much as we champion for Bill Cosby’s? Yes, there are.
In case you haven’t heard, Ben Carson freestyled on you heauxes this week. The problematic Republican presidential candidate decided that he needed the young Negro vote. What better way to reach that audience than through some hippity hop music? Here’s why Ben Carson has solidified his position in my top 5 favorite rappers of all […]
The fact that I have to copy and paste “é” to get the accent mark on top of the “e” is a ghetto-name problem in and of itself. But, here it goes… Beyoncé, Barack, Condoleezza, Oprah and Shaquille are all unemployable according to Raven (hyphenated) Symoné (pronounced Simone). Look. I’m not going to go through […]