Transcending America: How Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham and Cameron Newton Have Changed Black Masculinity
Cultural Critique / Gender & Sexuality / Pop Culture / Sports / The Color Line

Transcending America: How Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham and Cameron Newton Have Changed Black Masculinity

It’s time for a new black male aesthetic.   Especially one that captures decolonized postmodern black masculinity as well as one that has ontologically transcendent capabilities.  In simpler terms, an aesthetic that allows for black masculinity to not be defined by archaic norms in the realm of fashion, black male-to-male relationships and how one images themselves for the sake … Continue reading

Book Review of “Democracy in Black” by Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Cultural Critique / Down in the Bookstore: Musings from the Classroom / Pop Culture / The Color Line / UNN Book Reviews

Book Review of “Democracy in Black” by Eddie Glaude, Jr.

One of the better things that has happened to me in the last year or so is that I have been more intentional about carving out time to cultivate my independent reading habit.  Sure, everyone says they read but we all know there’s only really two types of readers: those that buy the books and … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Yusaf Mack
Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

An Open Letter to Yusaf Mack

Dear Yusaf, I don’t know you.  We’ve never met.  I’m not sure just how much we have in common.  The only thing I biographically know about you is that you’re from Philadelphia, you’re 35 with ten kids, and you did a porn movie with other men.  And from one black man to another, I just … Continue reading

Conversating, When Conversation Goes Wrong: VH1, Hip Hop and Jamal Bryant
About The Uppity Negro / Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Gender & Sexuality / Pop Culture / Religion / The Color Line

Conversating, When Conversation Goes Wrong: VH1, Hip Hop and Jamal Bryant

By all accounts, new ground was broken last night when it came to the public discourse of the intersection of the hip hop community and that of the LBGTQ community.  More specifically, the black LGBTQ community.  Following the season four premier of Love and Hip Hop on Viacom owned station VH1, an hour-long round-table discussion called … Continue reading