Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Stuff (This) Uppity Negro Likes

Things (This) Uppity Negro Likes: Benjamin Bixby Clothing Line

We’ve all heard of the blog “Stuff White People Like” (wow, they’re using the same WordPress format as I do and they’ve paid to get that “.wordpress” dropped from theirs, don’t worry about it, I’m gonna do it one of these days) and the answer to it “Stuff Black People Love” and it’s close cousin … Continue reading

Church and Society / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion

Sunday Morning Coffee Break: Who Defines Christianity?

After my internship this summer, I’m quite under the realisation that God is much bigger than how our own contexts usually confine God.  God is equally in the 10:30 am coffee break between the 9:30 am and 11am service as God is in the shout or the contemporary version of the ring shout. I’ve struggled … Continue reading

I Have No Words / Politics / The Color Line

I Have No Words…Barack ‘Osama’ Found on Absentee Ballot

  I mean wow. Here’s a story that covered this mess. It could have been Ovama or Ofama. Or even Olama. But with one “s” the Rensselaer County Board of Elections turned a single wrong letter into a national embarrassment Friday. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s last name is spelled “Osama” on some 300 absentee ballots … Continue reading

Politics

The Gloves Come Off: John McCain’s Combustible Campaign as Sarah Palin Fights Ethics Charges

Granted four years ago, I wasn’t blogging, didn’t have cable and wasn’t this attentive to the presidential campaign or at least, my memory doesn’t say so, but we’ve kinda passed the proverbial silly season in presidential campaign and entered unknown territory. From voter registration frauds being alleged and Obama being tied to ACORN and still … Continue reading