Cultural Critique / I Have No Words / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line / Uncategorized

Restoring Blackness: Obama’s Commentary on Trayvon Martin

I began to pen this less than one hour after the press conference occurred. Apparently the president of the United States, Barack Obama appeared at a regular press briefing held by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and fielded one question surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman case … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro

The Bias of Mainstream Media

Anyone who reads this blog with any level of consistency knows where I stand on the hot-button topics of race, religion, politics and anything else that can be devoured in the context of cultural criticism.   Most people know, I self-identify as a Democratic socialist at the heart of my political being–meaning I support the idea … Continue reading

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

It’s a Democracy, Not a Theocracy: How The Black Church Gets it Wrong

Let me put a clear disclaimer before I launch into the deep with this blog post: The institutional Black Church as we know it, something that is a proper noun, has entered it’s final stages of life.  The metonymical phrase “the Black Church” is rather black churches that have a different socio-economic and political outlook … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

Student Loans Are Killing Black Wealth Building Efforts

I just paid my bi-monthly bills two mornings ago. Comfortably so, I might add. But that was because my car is still relatively new and I haven’t run into any costly repairs.  I rent an apartment so any problems that occur rests on the building’s management and not out of pocket and I finally paid off … Continue reading

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

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

Cultural Critique / Politics / The Color Line

A Final Word on President Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus

The less and less I’ve found myself blogging over the past couple of months, when I do I try and add something new to the conversation.  Something new doesn’t necessarily mean adding something contrary or opposing to what’s already been said, but often times it is and sometimes it’s just taken that way.  But this … Continue reading

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

The Rage of Black Academia: Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West, A Collegiate Conundrum

It would have been nice if Dr. Cornel West never made the personal comments on Obama, but it was an interview by Chris Hedges of Truthdig.com entitled “The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic” and questions were asked to which West answered.  It does seem petty on West’s part, but honestly, we all have an outsiders view … 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