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 […]Read more "Unpopular Opinion: Why the Obama’s Official Portrait Should Be Him in the Tan Suit"
Okay, I’ve been behind recently as far as current events go and leaving some sage commentary. That being said, I know I’m a bit behind concerning what was deemed a gaffe by many people on both sides of the political spectrum, by President Obama concerning California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The line was simply “the […]Read more "Obama’s Nod to Black Feminine Beauty"
I had to be honest with myself over the last few days about why I have been silent about what I consider to be the epitome of one of the greatest travesties of justice that I have seen in the recent years. I heard about Trayvon Martin’s death about a week after it happened and I […]Read more "Make Your Revolution Relevant: Why I’ve Been Silent About Trayvon Martin"
With the Iowa Caucuses a distant past and the New Hampshire primaries fading to black, all eyes are now focused on the South Carolina primaries for the Republican Party nominee. The Republican field has had its plethora of changes with candidates like Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum thrust onto center stage as of late, […]Read more "Mormonism vs. Universalism: A Post-Racial Evangelical Dilemma"
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 […]Read more "A Requiem for Black Intelligentsia"
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 […]Read more "Point-Counterpoint Guest Post: Why Obama WILL Be Re-Elected Next Year"