In a post-Katrina world, Katrina is now the modern benchmark for an unrepentant and aggregate failure of the federal government because of FEMA and state government because Baton Rouge and the governor was only 60 miles away with more than capable resources to go into the city by Tuesday, August 30, 2005–it was a complete […]Read more "The Fire This Time"
This was an email that my mother sent me from a cousin. And I’m putting it out there that THIS DOES NOT WORK as far as I’m concerned. Let’s analyze this from an economic perspective. If I make no major purchases for three days, November 1st-3rd as the email advises me to do, then that […]Read more "November 2nd, Blackout day – YEAH RIGHT!!!"
That is a quote, almost a direct quote rather, from my Ethics and Society professor here at the ITC, while in the midst of a jeremiad against the black church, young black professionals and the well-to-do members of the hip-hop generation. This is not uncommon for him to refer to black people as “colored” or […]Read more "“Stop buying shoes for the little grasshopper Negroes.”"
I was raised in two parent household in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago—that alone qualifies me as solidly middle-class. And along with that upbringing, I’ve never once in my life heard either one of my parents use the word “nigga” or any derivation of it; it was always referred to as the “N-word.” I […]Read more "What Do I Really Mean By “Uppity Negro?”"
First, I want to deal with Mr. William H. Cosby, Ed.D. At 9:50am on Sunday morning I rolled over and immediately turned on the television station that I get the clearest and I saw a black face. Regardless of who it was, the fact that there was a black person on a Sunday morning news […]Read more "Meet the Press vs. Meet the Cops"
I’d like to welcome you to the launch of my first official blog. It originally was launched on October 15, 2007, but I’m not posting this until the next day. I’m attaining my Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Church Music at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. I am also […]Read more "Hello world! Welcome to UNN–Uppity Negro Network"