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"
I remember sometime in college hearing the phrase “No homo” and it was a friend who was at Hampton University at the time, and I just took it as an East Coast term that I was no doubt sure to hear in the near future. And I was right, the phrase “No homo” has made […]Read more "Pausing: The Homo-ness of “No Homo”"
The reason it’s been so long since I published a post was because I was going into finals week, turning in last minute papers before grades were due, trying to sort out many particularities surrounding graduation, my car went out on me the week before graduation, and my car’s been in the shop ever since […]Read more "The Graduation of an Uppity Negro"
My friend over at The Critical Cleric had long since said that the black political blogosphere did nothing for him. He went on to elaborate that many writers, he felt, didn’t give enough critical analysis of their own opinions and thoughts and generally just went off the cuff and went forward. At the time, about […]Read more "Reclaiming The Black Blogosphere: We Must Do Better"
So I’ve fallen on hardtimes for the last couple of weeks. First, my laptop had went out and I STILL have not gotten it back–fixed at least. Then I was just slowly becoming broke. I had $50 to last me two weeks–minimum. As of this morning, I have $1 in my pocket. I mean, push […]Read more "A Lot Going On…"
I know I haven’t posted since before Thanksgiving, but combined with the work load increase, finals week, trying to do get my school list finalized for post-graduate (yet still graduate) studies and above all, not having internet in my residential complex, blogging is at the bottom of my things to do list. So, I’ll holla […]Read more "It’s Finals Week…"
Anyone that knows me knows that I’ll use any excuse to make it to Washington, D.C.–I found one. Actually, I had already blogged that I wasn’t going to D.C. which is why I made my trip to Birmingham, Ala. my birthday weekend which spurred the now widely circulated blog “Is It Okay For Young Black […]Read more "Headed to The Mecca"
Yes, for interested parties, I turned 25 today. That means I’m in a new age demographic and that hopefully means car insurance premiums will decrease. That being said, I was more than shocked as I rolled over this morning for the FIRST time and checked my Twitter updates that President Barack Obama received the Nobel […]Read more "What A “Nobel” Birthday"
I’ve been rather conscious in the past about not putting people on blast from my blog. It’s rather easy given that many of my topics are about religion and it’s rather easy to call out church names and pastor names. Aside from big timers like a T.D. Jakes or a Creflo Dollar or a Bishop […]Read more "Oh, P.S., On A Final Note…Since I have the floor…"
I’m doing a series, just about three or four, might be five, can’t remember, blog posts that I had actually typewritten on a Royal Typewriter Futura. These are my thoughts during that fateful period this past summer while I was on my internship and was without my laptop for about three FULL weeks. I had […]Read more "From The Uppity Negro Network, Living In Liminality, The Typewriter Series Presents: “The Simpler Things In Life”"