Let it be noted here, that this uppity Negro said it early on: there will be a Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin ticket in the future–very possibly in 2012. Either one as a president, although I do think Beck is a chauvinist and it would certainly be a lot for him to play second fiddle to Sarah […]Read more "The Gospel According to Glenn Beck and Other Protest Rallies"
Stony the road we trod Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope, unborn had died Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet, Come to a place, for which our father sighed. We have come, over a way that with tears has been watered; We have come, treading our path through […]Read more "Lest We Forget… Remembering Hurricane Katrina"
I’ll admit it, I’m a chronic sufferer of being in the “friend zone.” Cue the “dark and stormy night” music with a crack of thunder and bolt of lightning (and just imagine those sounds effects every time I write “friend zone.” Look, there it is again.) Fellas, you’ve been there at LEAST once, for some […]Read more "Why You Stay in The Friend Zone: A Message to my Fellow Black Men"
I really sometimes stand in awe of the political memory of the collective American people. I still stand that in general we don’t remember from week to week barely what happens at the intersection of politics, economics, religion and the general social climate of the day. Those of us who do keep up and try […]Read more "When Religious Freedom Affects “Real Americans”: The Mosque Near Ground Zero"
In fall 2007 self-proclaimed black conservative Shelby Steele wrote a short book A Bound Man: Why We are Excited about Obama and Why He Can’t Win and of course Steele was left having defend mercilessly not just the thesis of his book, but also the title of his book shortly after 11 pm EST on […]Read more "Why Obama Can Win in 2012"
…I’ve added a “tip jar” via PayPal ’cause I’m a broke grad student. Nuff Said. There’ll be a permanent one on the left hand sidebar in case you don’t decide to click on this one today. And support the cause–of me. And all of me. Keep it uppity and truthfully radical, JLLRead more "So In Case You’re Feeling Generous…"
Like many black folks around this country, our hearts sank, yet again when we discovered that the shooter at the Manchester, Connecticut Budweiser Hartford Distribution plant was black. I, like others I’m sure, immediately said “Black folks don’t do those things” or something similar when we first heard about the news. You know, black folks […]Read more "Lies My Community Told Me: “Black Folk Don’t Do Those Things!”"