Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Politics / Religion / The Color Line / Theology of Preaching

The Preacher’s Response to the Haitian Earthquake; Pat Robertson’s comments

Last week my friend asked me to lead the discussion for the “Next Gathering” a group of budding theologians who meet for a couple of hours once a month to discuss theology in a slightly more formal setting than just over hot wings and drinks.  My colleague asked me to give the preacher’s response to … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

Dealing With the Specter of Ontological Blackness

Editors note: This is a dense post.  Grab a doughnut or some tea and buckle in for the ride. In the past week, the country has been treated to backroom comments made by high profile politicians as quoted in a tell-all book Game Change expected to hit bookshelves January 12, 2010.  What has made the … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

UNN News Briefs–I’m Going THERE!

This past week Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was forced to apologize when he was quoted in a upcoming book that Obama was “light skinned” and he had “no Negro dialect.” Well, that just didn’t sound good.  No way around that. But let’s think about this for a second, Reid was saying something that … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

I’m Proud To be an Uppity ‘Negro’ In The 2010 Census

It’s my understanding that there is some liberal fallout because for the 2010 U.S. Census, they have decided to include the term “Negro” as a racial designation along with “African Am. and Black” for the same check box. My first understanding of what happened was watching this on The Rachel Maddow Show clip.  I like … Continue reading

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Top Moves of the Decade (Part II, 2005-2009)

Continued from the previous post because I figure y’all wouldn’t be reading a 3,000+ word post. 2005 – Hurricane Katrina, Terry Schivo In March 2005, we all remember the Terry Schivo case where the entire country joined a pro-life debate, not about unborn fetuses, but rather about a Florida woman who had entered a vegetative … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

Top Moves of the Decade (Part I, 2000-2004)

So, now as we have entered a new decade, or at least a new 10 year period, let us look back at the top ten moments that have had an impact on our lives.  Or have they?  Honestly, we live in a 24-hour news cycle and we’re much more apt to talk about Tiger Woods … Continue reading