From a Black Person to Niggas: Why the Food-Service Industry Hates you.

Before I begin this letter, allow to me to first properly classify who and what niggas are for the purposes of this letter, and for those who may not be aware of their status or have failed to recognize how their behavior affiliates them with this flag.  Nigga(s): N, Adj: person (s) that are rude, … Continue reading

The Welfare President

“[T]here are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to  housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement.” Enter Mitt Romney’s latest lightning … Continue reading

The Paradigm Shift: The Origins of the Post-Racial Fantasy

It’s part of the (sarcastic) tagline of our site. The concept of “post-racial America” is something that raged about and discussed ad nauseum in the blogosphere, especially here. If you’re new to things here, then I think the term, and the implication that we are somehow past the racial and cultural issues that plagued and … Continue reading

The HBCU in the Coal Mine

I may be breaking protocol by writing this, and I’m definitely going against some other alums’ wishes by doing so, but I’m writing this post about some goings on at my alma mater, Morehouse College, that are certainly important to the school, and perhaps to the general HBCU and higher education landscape as well. I … Continue reading

Occupied!: A Banker’s Perspective

**Editor’s note: this is our first guest blog in our Occupied! series. This is from a good friend of mine, @ColdSkrilla, who is a Spelman alumna and is in investment banking in Chicago. This is a bit different perspective for us, and I think it offers a lot of balance to the conversation. Remember, if … Continue reading


Just look at that picture. That’s Robert Franklin, president of Morehouse College, beefing. How many school presidents do that shit? But really, I love the fall. It’s my favorite season, and traditionally has been one of roadtripping to various homecomings and such. My father went to NC A&T, and as anyone from here knows, their … Continue reading

Herman Coon

Just a few days ago I wrote a blog post exclaiming how I thought that regardless of Herman Cain’s views or side of the aisle, I thought he was good for the political process and a symbol for Black progress that showed that we could make it even in the most hostile of fields on … Continue reading

Guest Blog~Alone at the Top?

**Editor’s Note** Our first guest blog was a hit, and we’re trying to keep it going (if interested hit us up As we continue to make progress on the site redesign and making it better for you, we still want to increase collaboration and our reach. Let us know of any good ideas for … Continue reading