Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Uncategorized

When Fantasy World Hits Home: A Social Gospel of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (and another novel I read as well)

I went to go see “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1” today at the local IMAX theatre.  I figured that if I was going to spend $11 on a regular ticket at a downtown theatre that’s closest to me, I might as well go to see it in IMAX.  So, I saw the … Continue reading

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

For Black Male Intellectuals Who Have Considered Suicide When Black Women Were Too Much

[Editor’s note:  The gross generalizations when using the blanket terms of “black women” or “black men” are not to be understood as engaging the stereotype of “all” and lumping everyone into broad categories.  But for the sake of easy communication in an already lengthy blog post, please adjust your comprehension accordingly.  That is to say, … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / The Color Line

Uppity Negro Network Newsbriefs: A Bad Week for Black Progressives

Friday, November 5th signaled the end of a rough four days for many blacks here in America. The 2010 Midterm Elections.  The Democrats took a “shellacking” to borrow the term used in Wednesday morning’s hour long press conference given by Barack Obama.  Many governor’s mansions flipped over to the Republicans; the House of Representatives changed … Continue reading

Politics

A Dose of Reality: Election Night 2010, An Uppity Negro Perspective

[Editor’s Note: As the writing of this blog piece at 11:30 pm Central Daylight time, this midterm election wasn’t as bad as GOP was projecting.  Sadly, the Democrats, in typical Democratic fashion, escaped only by default.] Let’s be honest, the Democrats yet again lost this race just as much as the Republican’s won this race. … Continue reading