Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture

Are We Ready To Move Forward? The Chris Brown Saga Continues

Lord, Christopher Maurice Brown, aka C-Breezy, aka Chris Brown on Sunday night’s annual BET Awards had somewhat of a meltdown. Well, he had a full meltdown actually. He gave one of the best dance performances of the night and clearly killed his tribute to Michael Jackson with his dance moves.  Perhaps his moonwalk wasn’t the … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture

Supreme Court to Chicago Handgun Ban: Get Down or Lay Down

In typical 5-4 decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court of the United States in McDonald v. Chicago essentially forced the City of Chicago back to the drawing board with it’s handgun ban. The law in the city of Chicago bans handgun ownership prior to the early 1980s.  It is illegal, well, it was … Continue reading

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

A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks” and Huey Freeman: Is he a Cynic or a Realist?

[Editor’s Note: This is the second of five installments of character case studies on characters on creator and writer Aaron McGruder’s comic strip now turned animated series on Adult Swim, “The Boondocks.”  I feel that each of the characters epitomize a particular social and political archetype or stereotype that is represented in some aspects within … Continue reading

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

A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks” and Riley Freeman: Is He Homophobic or Just Comic Relief?

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of five installments of character case studies on characters on creator and writer Aaron McGruder’s comic strip now turned animated series on Adult Swim, “The Boondocks.”  I feel that each of the characters epitomize a particular social and political archetype or stereotype that is represented in some aspects within … Continue reading

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

A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks”

So, two seconds before I went to write the title of this blog post, it hit me to do a case study, from an Uppity Negro perspective of the hit show on Adult Swim entitled “The Boondocks” created by comic strip writer Aaron McGruder.  Initially, I was just going to write about the previous episode … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Stuff (This) Uppity Negro Likes / The Color Line

Why They Don’t Like Us and Why We Don’t Like Them: It’s Because of South Carolina

Within the past year or so, Americans have heard the words “South Carolina” and “Representative” or “Congressperson” in the “Lieutenant governor” and “Governor” same sentence and phrasing.  Nothing really odd about the “Representative” or “Congressman” but really, we’ve been hearing a lot about South Carolina politics.  South Carolina state politics are like that of New … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics

The Genius of Obama: Damned If He Do, Damned If He Don’t

I had initially planned to write a blog entitled “The Crisis of Leadership” back almost a month ago to really examine just how President Barack Obama was handling the oil spill.  I remember listening to one of his press conferences around the time the conservative media was really pressing the connection of the candidacy of … Continue reading