Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

UNN.com Throwback Week — Revisiting the Field Negro and the House Negro

This is a post that I pulled from August 2009, barely 8 months into Obama’s new presidency, after a summer doing an internship in Jacksonville, Florida and about to enter my final year of graduate school.  Sit back and enjoy, and leave a comment. JLL Recently as we’ve decided to talk a bit more candidly … Continue reading

Politics / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

UNN.com Throwback Week — Why I’m Against The 2016 Summer Olympics in Chicago?

I guess with the Today Show doing a piece on Chicago’s Olympic bid for the 2016 Summer Games earlier this week, it solidified that the rest of the country was aware of the city’s bid.  And I guess it was the beginning of the country’s rallying cry to the International Olympic Committee for the Games … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion

UNN.com Throwback Week — The End of the Age

A couple of weeks ago, one of my professors had us read the “Mini-Apocalypse” in the biblical scriptures found in the Gospel of Matthew 24:3-8 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion / The Color Line

UNN.com Throwback Week — Being Black and Dealing With Postcolonialism in a Postmodern World

Editors note: This is probably going to be one of my longer posts, maybe not, depends on how quickly I work it out. But if I go over my standard 1,500 characters so be it.  So go get get the tea, coffee or print this bad boy out because I’m here until it’s done. A … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

UNN.com Throwback Week — The Dominant Subordinate Culture

I reached way back for this Throwback Week post.  I was doing an internship in the northwest suburbs of Washington, DC during the summer of 2008 and its experiences certainly gave me a different perspective; a different worldview. This post was a direct result of that summer 2008 experience. I believe its content is still … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Religion / The Color Line

And The Walls Come Tumba’ling Down: The Religious Politics of Eddie Long

Hot off the press from tonight, the latest in news to affect the institutional Black Church, both old and new, has been the lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia, Georgia. This seems to be yet another brick chipped away in already bruised and battered institutional Black Church. … Continue reading