This is a quick study break for me, but I feel compelled to write it. I saw via Twitter that in the midst of fellow black blogger Danielle Belton, bka The Black Snob‘s eastern seaboard tour that she was going to be in Washington, D.C. urreah (dat’s where it’s at!), but more so that she was […]Read more "Study Break Shout Out: The Uppity Negro Pays Homage to “The Black Snob”"
I guess I’m like Jonathan L. Walton, who mentions on his blog that every once in a while he stumbles upon “great moments in Gospel [music] history” that act as much needed breaks from research. I was emailed the following clip on Facebook, but I opened it in the midst of a research break at […]Read more "Study Break"
Yes, I’m going there. I’m going all the way there. One of the joys of this blog is being the cultural critic and having the platform and the ability to provide my opinion on any and everything. And I must say that after watching this last week’s episode of BET’s College Hill: South Beach that […]Read more "The Changing Image of the New Black Male: College Hill, South Beach"
Of course I’m stealing that title from Robert M. Franklin’s book Crisis In the Village. But, he’s quite right: there is a crisis in the village when two young boys commit suicide due to children taunting them. Down here in Georgia another young boy by the name of Jaheem Herrera was found hanging in his […]Read more "A Definite Crisis In The Village"
One of the random misconceptions that most liberals won’t let you get away with is the idea of “freedom.” Sadly, it has been in the history of Africans living here in the diaspora of North America learning that freedom, is in fact not free. It always costs something. Stephen King at the end of his […]Read more "I Have Something To Say: an Uppity View on Miss USA and Perez Hilton"
This was from the final Late Night Service from Morehouse School of Religion here at my school. Yup, that’s me again on the organ. And what ensues is what’s known as a “praise break” before we go right into the song that we were supposed to have been singing. My computer shuts off, but about […]Read more "I’m On YouTube Again"
…or maybe his cohones decided to drop ever since they had shrunk from when Jesse Jackson had threatened to castrate President Barack Obama. Or maybe he just passed the buck–as usual. At least in the public eye, so far, the most decisive decision (I know that’s redundant) that Obama has done since being in office has […]Read more "Obama Discovers Some Intestinal Fortitude; Leaves door open for Prosecution for Torture under the Bush administration"