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

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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