I know that’s a long title and certainly hyperbolic, but I think it addresses the gutted and eviscerated feeling that I experienced watching CNN’s Soledad O’Brien “Almighty Debt” a Black In America special. Granted I went into this third installment of the Black In America series with some serious preconceived notions. Rightly so I believe. […]Read more "For Colored Persons Who Have Considered Suicide When Being “Black In America” Is Enough: An Uppity Negro Response to CNN’s Black In America III"
On Wednesday, October 20, CNN.com posted a news article entitled “Black preachers who ‘whoop’ — minstrel or ministers?” that amongst the black churchy folk was a subject of tweets and Facebook status updates; many went so far as to link the news story to their Facebook pages engendering comments aptly defining the “whoop” (pronounced “hoop”) […]Read more "Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong Again: The Black Church in American Culture"
The older I get the more disillusioned I become with politics. Of course I’m all for third parties and their candidates, but this time, I don’t feel comfortable voting for one knowing that it could possibly mean that the Democrats wouldn’t control the Congress for the next two years. But, I’ve always said that […]Read more "Why The Democrats Should Win, But Probably Won’t"
It’s hard being in the minority. It’s hard being the only black person in a classroom or the workplace. It’s hard being the only woman on a board of directors or sitting on a pulpit rostrum. This is because our societal psychology dictates that we fall back on stereotypical extrapolation to understand people: the only […]Read more "Tolerance and Acceptance Goes Both Ways: A Response to “The Mean Girls of Morehouse College”"
We’ve all had that moment when we realize that a conversation somehow strayed down a rabbit-hole and turned into a debate, and that debate got intense and turned into an argument. Somewhere deep down inside you were maintaining your cool when all of a sudden the other Negro made it personal and said something about […]Read more "“Don’t Talk About My Mama!” and Other Problems With Black Intellectual Rhetoric"