Unpopular Opinion: Why the Obama’s Official Portrait Should Be Him in the Tan Suit

I tuned in at work on a livestream for about 15 minutes right before Barack Obama’s portrait was to be revealed. I missed the unveiling of Michelle Obama’s, well, to be nice, portrait. I remember cheering that Kehinde Wiley had been commissioned to do Obama’s portrait and like most, I went to see his work […]

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A Requiem for Black Intelligentsia

Mourners file into New Mount St. Nevermind Missionary Baptist Church to funeralize Black Intelligentsia.  The public had endured a long painful and debilitating disease close to twenty years.  Maybe more.  The mourners pack into the church on a hot, sultry day and even with the air conditioning on full blast, it does nothing for the […]

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Point-Counterpoint Guest Post: Why Obama WILL Be Re-Elected Next Year

Today, The Urban Politico and The Uppity Negro have joined forces to tackle an impending question that has rapidly moved to the forefront of our collective minds in these recent days since we’ve officially arrived in the year 2011: Will President Barack Obama be re-elected next year?  It’s a simple question but it doesn’t necessarily […]

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