The Continuing Blackness of “Black-ish”
Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

The Continuing Blackness of “Black-ish”

A week later, ABC’s last week #1 comedy, “black-ish” dropped from that position, losing 24% of their audience from last week (however ABC is quick to point out that this is still the strongest showing of a show in the slot immediately following the Emmy Award winning “Modern Family”). Also, while dropping in the number of … 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

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

A Character Case Study of “Django Unchained”

  One of the most hits from posts I’ve written have come from a series of character case studies I did on “The Boondocks,” the Cartoon Network show.  Now I’m not sure if it’s because of the pictures that I’m getting hits or whether it really is people stumbling upon them and reading them.  I … Continue reading

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

Django’s Unchained Melody

I remember seeing the trailer for Quentin’s Tarantino “Django’s Unchained” a few months back and I groaned with the rest of the black members of the audience.  Honestly, it wasn’t at the casting choice of Jamie Foxx, or even seeing Leonardo DiCaprio as a slave owner, but really it was the issue of slavery.  We, … Continue reading