It was a hot Summer. Yea, I know every Summer is hot but the summer of my senior year was the hottest ever, and it didn’t have…… Read more “When They Saw Me: Stories of Police Injustice From My Adolescence, Part 4: “Tell or Go to Jail!””
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” has to be the single most asked question to kids in school. It’s a loaded question that…… Read more “When They Saw Me: Stories of Police Injustice from My Adolescence Part 3: “You Punks in a Gang?””
If we don’t give our hoods around the world a seat at the table there will not be any real unity within the Diaspora, and consequently no changes to the oppression we face in the world.
Over a year ago the world was introduced LaVar Ball sitting court side of his son Lonzo Ball’s basketball game as he prepared to lead UCLA on…… Read more “They’re Hating, I’m Inspired: What Black Fathers Can Learn From LaVar Ball”
Two years ago when Justin Scott, better known to the rest of the world as Big KRIT, dropped his classic album Cadillactica, it was like a new…… Read more “The Second Gospel of KRIT: Why 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time is Good News to Hip-Hop”
“Shoes was the worstest trouble. We weared rough russets when it got cold, and it seem powerful strange they’d never git them to fit… We prays for…… Read more “The Theology of a Sneakerhead”
It seems as much as I try to avoid conversations about the ugliness of our race relationships in America, the more I have to talk about them.…… Read more “Black People Have A Reason to Be Mean, But We’re Not… You’re Welcome!”
Shonda Rhimes provoked the emotions of the nation once again with one of her latest episodes of Scandal entitled “Lawn Chair”, only this time the scandal didn’t…… Read more “When Black Fathers Protect Their Sons”