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 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"
Within the past year or so, Americans have heard the words “South Carolina” and “Representative” or “Congressperson” in the “Lieutenant governor” and “Governor” same sentence and phrasing. Nothing really odd about the “Representative” or “Congressman” but really, we’ve been hearing a lot about South Carolina politics. South Carolina state politics are like that of New […]Read more "Why They Don’t Like Us and Why We Don’t Like Them: It’s Because of South Carolina"
It’s an honor and privilege to say that I share the same alma mater as the Dr. John Hope Franklin who passed on this past Wednesday at the age of 94. It’s even more of a privilege to say that I got to see him in person during my one year tenure at Fisk University. […]Read more "Celebrating the Life of a Premier Uppity Negro John Hope Franklin"
In the spirit of uppity Negroness I just want to state that a good uppity Negro celebrates Kwanzaa because it is a cultural holiday that celebrates our African Americanness. It is a uniquely African American holiday that was founded in 1966 by Malauna Karenga. Now, I thought it was interesting that a well-respected blogger who’s […]Read more "UNN Celebrates the First Day of Kwanzaa"
We’ve all heard of the blog “Stuff White People Like” (wow, they’re using the same WordPress format as I do and they’ve paid to get that “.wordpress” dropped from theirs, don’t worry about it, I’m gonna do it one of these days) and the answer to it “Stuff Black People Love” and it’s close cousin […]Read more "Things (This) Uppity Negro Likes: Benjamin Bixby Clothing Line"