Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

UNN Watches The 10 Annual State of the Black Union: Making America as Good as its Promise

  It’s been 10 years since the inception of Tavis Smiley’s brain child, the  State of the Black Union which has covered a range of issues over the past years from the economy, to the Black Church, the Black Family, Reclaiming Democracy and now this year “Making America as Good as its Promise.“ Granted that’s … Continue reading

Movie Reviews / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

UNN Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Okay, the Academy Awards are in two hours and some odd change, let’s see if I can knock out these movie reviews quick fast and in a hurry. Up on the docket first is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Honest opinion, this past fall, especially this winter fell short on decent movies I wanted … Continue reading

Church and Society / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro

Response to “When Does Gay Tolerance Go Too Far?”

First of all, if this is the best writing sample that has been produced by The Maroon Tiger, then I feel as though I’ve missed my calling as a journalist because I think I write better than that. The article in question can be found by clicking on this link and refers to the UNN … Continue reading

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

When Judas Is Closer Than Jesus

Okay, I stole that from this girl that goes to school here with me; it had been her Facebook status message momentarily, but when I read this article here, I realised that the metaphorical Judas’ really do exist.  Here’s a short snippet from the AP/Yahoo News Service   A group of black ministers who supported U.S. … Continue reading

Politics / The Color Line / Uppity Awards

Obama Administration’s Silver Lining; Atty. Gen. Eric Holder calls America “a nation of cowards” when it comes to race

Well, AMEN! Per the title of this post, that been an angle I’ve been pushing subtilely on this blog for some time now.  Of course the usuals, like Elizabeth Hasselbeck just now on The View get it wrong.  What’s at the center of the controversy is the following quote made by Attorney General Eric Holder during a … Continue reading