I remember in the campaign days, and most certainly after the election that current President Barack Obama was fashioning himself after this country’s 16th president Abraham Lincoln. I remember in my own mind that I thought that that was highly weird, but I figured that since he ran the best campaign this country has ever […]Read more "Where Obama Made A Mistake"
Recently as we’ve decided to talk a bit more candidly and intelligently about race in our own community, I’ve heard a slightly different take on the whole “light skinned” vs. “dark skinned” debate, or in other words, the whole field Negro versus house Negro dichotomy. I had approached this topic back in May 2008 referring […]Read more "Revisiting the Field Negro and the House Negro"
Okay, yesterday was the second worse trip driving back to Chicago. Nothing can ever trump the “wintry mix” I encountered last winter when I came home for Christmas break. Well, nothing unless an accident actually happened which thankfully didn’t. So last night apparently I drove through some counties with active tornado warnings in northwest Indiana […]Read more "On The Road, I Encountered a Storm"
I think this is the longest I’ve went without a post, without me saying I was going to dip out for a minute. Just for a status update, I’m actually in Atlanta now, about to head to Chicago after I fall back asleep for about an hour or so and get ready for that good […]Read more "Long Time No See"
“Any hair is good hair as long it covers my head.” Mama Uppity That’s a scene from the cult classic Spike Lee Joint “School Daze” as Lee grapples with the issues of young, at the time Afro-Americans who were in college. The movie was set at the fictional Mission College in some remote Alabama or […]Read more "Good and Bad, See If I Care, Good and Bad Hair"
Well, I lied. I said I was going to wait until after August 16th to drop a post, but I lied. Circumstances dictated otherwise. My heart was ceremoniously grieved and broken when a couple of weeks ago Fly With Bats had posted something a new single called “Whip It Like A Slave.” And of course […]Read more "The Emergence of the Newer Negro"
Given some events going on at my internship and the fact that I WILL blog about them, even though they are anonymous except for the city, I am going to stay on vacation until August 18th when my first post will drop, and oh will they drop. I’m going to be keeping up with the […]Read more "Stay Tuned….Please Stand By"