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Dear Black People…

Dear White People Concept Trailer from Justin Simien on Vimeo. In the vein of “Higher Learning” and “School Daze” there is a spoof video that is premiering at 2014 Sundance called “Dear White People” highlighting the interactions of black faces in the white space of ivy league-esque collegiate education.  I watched the trailer, and of … Continue reading

Mandela and A Millennial Generation’s Connection to the Civil Rights Movement
Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

Mandela and A Millennial Generation’s Connection to the Civil Rights Movement

It was the summer of 1993, and the typical warmth of the midwest sun had found its way to Chicago.  About four blocks from my house, an easy walking distance was, and still is, the headquarters for Operation PUSH and Jesse Jackson, Sr.’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.  I remember my mother dragging me down to the … Continue reading

Politics / The Color Line

Slavery, Sarah Palin and Senator Mary Landrieu: Conspiracists United!

UPDATE: President Obama in a press conference this morning said “We fumbled the roll out” and is offering a plan that will allow individuals to keep their insurance for another year.  However, this plan can only be regulated by insurance commissioners of each state.  This plan will go to Congress for passage. I have to be … Continue reading

To Wear Makeup Or Not and Further Explorations into Black Femininity
Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / The Color Line

To Wear Makeup Or Not and Further Explorations into Black Femininity

One of the many navel-gazing pasttimes of Americans in the 21st century is to look at celebrities with no make-up.  Wait, let me be specific, we look at female celebrities with no make-up.  I’m not even sure the genre of male celebs in no make-up even exists.  Over the past years we’ve seen the good the … Continue reading

The Making of a Theocracy: Government Funding and the Crisis of Compassion
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The Making of a Theocracy: Government Funding and the Crisis of Compassion

This week, in the wake of a federal government shut down, a Congress with an approval rating uniformly in single digits, the GOP party with historical low approval numbers is still failing to see just how the uber-right wing arm of the party (namely the Tea Party faction) is concretizing their place on the wrong … Continue reading