Bernie Sanders, a Post Mortem

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party.” These words formally ended the broad based political revolution that Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, had campaigned for so viciously.  Just like that.  In fact, Sanders’ political revolution ended the moment he failed to secure enough delegates.  His words as an […]

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Murdered By No One

The dawn of Wednesday, July 6, 2016 brought about a renewed wave of anxiety in the country as yet another black man was killed by the police under questionable circumstances.  In conditions strikingly similar to that of Eric Garner, who was murdered by the Staten Island cops in 2014, the deceased, Alton Sterling, was a resident […]

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9 Things to Help You Understand Jesse Williams, Cultural Appropriation and General Blackness

Black pop-culture this week has been dominated by the firestorm of commentaries and stories emanating from the firebrand acceptance speech that Jesse Williams, the actor of “Grey’s Anatomy” delivered upon receiving Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) humanitarian award at their annual awards show.  The entire transcript is here, and it’s worth watching or reading.  My mind […]

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Beyonce, Kendrick and Me

“My concern is the arrival of new ground that replaces…specific places as primary signifiers of identity.” –Willie Jennings from The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race I’m not even sure if the phrase “the black blogosphere” is appropriate anymore to denote that which is the conglomerate of black social media commentary, Black Twitter, news […]

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