Cultural Critique / Stuff (This) Uppity Negro Likes / The Color Line

“Reed Between the Lines” is Asking us to do Just That

When we think of black themed television networks, our minds usually drift toward Black Entertainment Television–BET and it conjures a myriad of mixed sentiments.  A generation divided by Robert Johnson years and the post-Robert Johnson years remember BET fondly and others that regard it as the sugary snacks of hip hop culture; that which our … Continue reading

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

Should We Change the Black National Anthem? My Response to Toure

This morning I log onto Facebook and I see a link to an article entitled “It’s Time for a New Black National Anthem” entitled by black cultural critic and favorite provocateur  Touré.  He’s making the claim from his opening paragraph that there might be a need for a new Black National Anthem given that the … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Movie Reviews / Politics / Pop Culture

Hollywood Social Commentary is just ‘In Time’

I frequent the movies often enough so I had probably seen trailers for the Justin Timberlake movie “In Time” before most people and the concept that time itself was a commodity had certainly piqued my interest.  It aroused my senses because being descendants of African slaves here in this country, time as we know it, is … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Religion / The Color Line

Herman Cain, the Magical Negro…and Other Topics on Ontological Blackness

Let me just be up front and honest: I don’t like Herman Cain. Granted I dislike his opponent Texas Governor Rick Perry even less, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann has devolved into a “Love Boat” joke, I just really don’t care for Herman Cain.  His politics seems to hearken back to a Brady Bunch or even … Continue reading