I know that’s a long title and certainly hyperbolic, but I think it addresses the gutted and eviscerated feeling that I experienced watching CNN’s Soledad O’Brien “Almighty Debt” a Black In America special. Granted I went into this third installment of the Black In America series with some serious preconceived notions. Rightly so I believe. […]Read more "For Colored Persons Who Have Considered Suicide When Being “Black In America” Is Enough: An Uppity Negro Response to CNN’s Black In America III"
We’ve all had that moment when we realize that a conversation somehow strayed down a rabbit-hole and turned into a debate, and that debate got intense and turned into an argument. Somewhere deep down inside you were maintaining your cool when all of a sudden the other Negro made it personal and said something about […]Read more "“Don’t Talk About My Mama!” and Other Problems With Black Intellectual Rhetoric"
Let it be noted here, that this uppity Negro said it early on: there will be a Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin ticket in the future–very possibly in 2012. Either one as a president, although I do think Beck is a chauvinist and it would certainly be a lot for him to play second fiddle to Sarah […]Read more "The Gospel According to Glenn Beck and Other Protest Rallies"
I remember as a kid, interested in music, gospel music at that, that it was normal that I would turn on the radio on Sunday and listen to the music. I actually went so far as to record some songs on cassette tapes even before the idea of a CD-ROM being recordable had entered our […]Read more "“Help! I’m Hearing Voices!”: The Schizophrenia of The Church"
I saved this character for last for a certain reason, but for a very important one. That reason is that Uncle Ruckus is the most one-dimensional character that exists on The Boondocks. To true Boondocks enthusiasts the addition of Uncle Ruckus was certainly a shock. Uncle Ruckus was a character that was not in the […]Read more "A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks”: Uncle Ruckus"
Editors note: This is probably going to be one of my longer posts, maybe not, depends on how quickly I work it out. But if I go over my standard 1,500 characters so be it. So go get get the tea, coffee or print this bad boy out because I’m here until it’s done. A […]Read more "Being Black and Dealing With Postcolonialism in a Postmodern World"
The other week on a certain blog, another blogger had contributed a post that spoke to the growing trend secularism within the black community. This particular blogger had taken exception to the one and only Steve Harvey (although can I blame her) concerning a statement he made about black women choosing “a good black man.” […]Read more "My Encounter With An Atheist, and others who suffer from the I’m The Only Enlightened One Syndrome"
This is a piece forwarded to me by one of my readers and Twitter followers @tsboddy on a piece that Princeton professor Eddie Glaude, Ph.D. wrote for the Huffington Post entitled “The Black Church is Dead.” Clearly this is up my alley and I plan to have a response to this later on this week. […]Read more "Sunday Morning Coffee Break: Eddie Glaude’s “The Black Church Is Dead?”"