Earlier this week, my friend sent me a text and said “I found my new favorite writer. His name is Thomas Chatterton Williams. His book is so well written I want to throw it.” So immediately, upon such a wonderful review, I googled this brother’s name while on my phone driving (yes, I know what […]Read more "Book Review of “Losing My Cool: How A Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip Hop Culture” by Thomas Chatterton Williams"
Okay, that’s a loaded title, I’ll admit that upfront. So if you’re inclined to take the following article with a grain of salt, I’m not going to be mad at you. That being said, I think it’s time to admit that as a black culture we can no longer afford to blindly act as though […]Read more "The (Anti-)Intelligence of The Hip Hop Culture"
SPOILER ALERT!!!! I wouldn’t consider myself a movie buff, but certainly I appreciate movies that are thoughtful that include a well written script, directed with some expertise and actors that don’t come off as placed there merely for their namesake or their well chiseled face and abs or voluptuous chest and sensual lips. I’m even […]Read more "The ‘Inception’ of Reality into your Dream"
I actually completed a full series for the first time in my blogging career. I was supposed to do it consecutively, but I just didn’t have it in me, but I completed it nonetheless. I took it upon myself to discuss each of the Boondocks cartoon characters and highlight various episodes that I felt best […]Read more "A Character Case Study of The Boondocks: Conclusion"
I saved this character for last for a certain reason, but for a very important one. That reason is that Uncle Ruckus is the most one-dimensional character that exists on The Boondocks. To true Boondocks enthusiasts the addition of Uncle Ruckus was certainly a shock. Uncle Ruckus was a character that was not in the […]Read more "A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks”: Uncle Ruckus"
Let the record show that this is my first EVAR sports blog piece. I’m actually creating a new category for it. Now on to business. I usually always scoffed at the comparisons that many cultural critics drew with regards to the NBA players being compared to slaves on the plantation and that the whole deal […]Read more "It’s An Issue of Brand Loyalty (and some other stuff): Why Lebron James Went to Miami"
The DuBois family of Tom, his wife Sara and their daughter Jazmine is an interracial family, with Tom being black, Sara being white and Jazmine being the interracially mixed child of this union. The family lives along with the Freeman clan in the suburb of Woodcrest and the family appears to be friends with the […]Read more "A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks”: The DuBois Family"