Cultural Critique / Politics / The Color Line

A House Still Divided: 150 Years Since the March to the Civil War

On December 20, this country more or less quietly marked the sesquicentennial anniversary of the day South Carolina drafted secession papers and formally seceded from the United States of America in 1860.  Their secession was ratified on December 24, four days later.  At issue for them was the nebulous idea of states’ rights entangled with … Continue reading

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Off The Beaten Path: Men’s Fashion

As a rule here at the Uppity Negro Network, I generally stick to the tried and true topics of controversy: race, religion and politics.  Those are always sure to bring in readers and are good topics to try and parse for the sake of bettering humanity.  But, as has been the case over the years, … Continue reading

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

Vanishing Chocolate Cities: The Failure of the Black Middle Class

Famously in recent memory, former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin made the declaration in 2006, less than a year after Hurricane Katrina that New Orleans would still be a “chocolate city” to allay fears of New Orleans citizens displaced after the storm that white land grabbers and corporations were going to come in and … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

Premature Autopsies: The Obama Administration

Yesterday, December 7th, President Barack Obama let it be known in his press conference that he was in favor of extending the Economic and Jobs Growth Tax Reconciliation Acts of 2001 and 2003 respectively, colloquially known as the “Bush tax cuts,” that were set to expire on December 31st.  This was a highly controversial plan that … Continue reading

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A Silent Killer: The Raz-B Sensationalism of Sexual Molestation and Abuse

  [Editor’s note: I’m not a trained therapist nor a psychologist.  What I have written is strictly my opinion and my armchair diagnosis.  Please do not interpret this as sound medical advice. JLL] On Sunday our church did the cardboard testimonies that have become somewhat popular in the emergent church.  This is where persons write … Continue reading