When we think of black themed television networks, our minds usually drift toward Black Entertainment Television–BET and it conjures a myriad of mixed sentiments. A generation divided by Robert Johnson years and the post-Robert Johnson years remember BET fondly and others that regard it as the sugary snacks of hip hop culture; that which our […]Read more "“Reed Between the Lines” is Asking us to do Just That"
This morning I log onto Facebook and I see a link to an article entitled “It’s Time for a New Black National Anthem” entitled by black cultural critic and favorite provocateur Touré. He’s making the claim from his opening paragraph that there might be a need for a new Black National Anthem given that the […]Read more "Should We Change the Black National Anthem? My Response to Toure"
I frequent the movies often enough so I had probably seen trailers for the Justin Timberlake movie “In Time” before most people and the concept that time itself was a commodity had certainly piqued my interest. It aroused my senses because being descendants of African slaves here in this country, time as we know it, is […]Read more "Hollywood Social Commentary is just ‘In Time’"
Let me just be up front and honest: I don’t like Herman Cain. Granted I dislike his opponent Texas Governor Rick Perry even less, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann has devolved into a “Love Boat” joke, I just really don’t care for Herman Cain. His politics seems to hearken back to a Brady Bunch or even […]Read more "Herman Cain, the Magical Negro…and Other Topics on Ontological Blackness"