How Dare You Call Me Racist, N*gger

There aren’t many words in the English language that can incite as much pain and hate as the word “nigger. Almost every racial and ethnic group has a disparaging and offensive slur associated with them, but nigger  is easily the most notorious. The majority of White people in the United States called Black people niggers when slavery was cool. … 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

Honey Boo Boo Forever

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is the best show in the history of shows, ever. Better than The Wire. Better than Soul Train, which up until recently was my favorite show. It’s the finest thing anyone has ever committed to the silver screen and I watch it twice every damn time it comes on. What’s … Continue reading

Brothas in Space

In case you missed it, NASA landed a mobile laboratory the size of a Mini Cooper on the surface of Mars  on Sunday.  According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Curiosity rover will be “searching for past or present life, studying the Martian climate, studying Martian geology, and collecting data for a future manned mission … Continue reading

A Dark Night for Black Superheroes

This Summer’s movies have been packed with action and super powers. The three most anticipated movies of this summer were based on superheroes. The Avengers surpassed my expectations, I didn’t bother to see the Spiderman reboot, and The Dark Knight Rises was just as epic and dramatic as I hoped it would be (even though … Continue reading

Social Night Injustices

Here comes another well-deserved weekend. A time when the majority of us can find rest and relaxation in our lives. It may also be a time to go in, rage, go ham, turn up etc. This is when people of all races take to the streets in search of inebriation and cathartic music,  though social … Continue reading

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (as a Black Guy)

Zombies have grown in popularity in the last few years.  Movies like Resident Evil and Shaun of the Dead, video games like Left 4 Dead and Dead Island, books like World War Z and Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, and shows like The Walking Dead have brought zombie fiction into the mainstream. Even Game of Thrones … Continue reading

The Bubble of Ignorance

We live a time when people can find validation and reinforcement with ease.  We have more autonomy over what we see and hear than ever before.  We can watch Game of Thrones or Ratchet Housewives of Wherever any time we want, instead of rearranging our schedules to get home by prime time.  Our radio stations … Continue reading

Racism? Never Heard of It

Post-Racial America has put Black people in a precarious situation.  We have remained steadfast in our pursuit of equality and equity, and we have made incredible strides throughout this nation’s history.  As we  counter the affects of thousands of years of continued exploitation, degradation and oppression, we in turn agitate the narrow-minded members of the majority.  They use the … Continue reading

The Amazing Mr. Booker

At this point, the legend of Cory Booker is getting a bit far-fetched. This guy played D-1 Football at Stanford, studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, got his JD from Yale (where he set up legal clinics for poor Black folks and was a Big Brother), and at the age of 36 became the … Continue reading