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

Uppity Updates: Week of February 5, 2012

Every once in a while, the news cycle of the life and times of the goings-on of America produces a completely blog worthy week–and usually that’s the week or so I didn’t blog.  For long, long time readers, you all know that last week was a wonderful week to be a blogger.  From Roland Martin getting … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Religion / The Color Line

The Good Reverend Doctor Herman “Feelgood” Cain: To Minister or Not to Minister?

I was perusing HuffPo late last week and came upon a question posed by commentator Martin Bashir posing what I thought was a thought-provoking and appropriate question: Should Herman Cain resign from his post as associate minister at his home church? To be fair, Bashir was positing this thought prior to Cain’s “suspension” of his … 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

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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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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