Thoughts from Hampton University Minister’s Conference 2018 This was my third year attending the famed Hampton University Minister’s Conference. My thoughts and reflections are still somewhat of a jumbled mass in my mind. What follows is my attempt to make sense of disorderedness in my brain in a coherent way that gives clarity to the […]Read more "For Black Millennials Who Considered Leaving When the Church Was Too Much"
In full disclosure, I’m only one generation removed from cotton fields and inner city public housing. My dad grew up in a house, but he, his brother and older sisters and parents worked out in cotton fields to make a living as well as his father doing odds and ends jobs around in the small […]Read more "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate for the Ghetto"
I remember seeing the trailer for Quentin’s Tarantino “Django’s Unchained” a few months back and I groaned with the rest of the black members of the audience. Honestly, it wasn’t at the casting choice of Jamie Foxx, or even seeing Leonardo DiCaprio as a slave owner, but really it was the issue of slavery. We, […]Read more "Django’s Unchained Melody"
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"
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?”"
In the words and tonality of President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address let me be perfectly clear that I hate elitism in the black community with a burning passion. It has done nothing but separate us economically and rendered us even further divided on class boundaries. That being said, I’m over […]Read more "The Failure of Black Elitism: An Armchair Case Study of Morehouse College"
For quite sometime my mother has had the title of this post on the message blackboard in the kitchen. And that saying resonated with me as I saw this Nightline special that aired last week. Here check it out. In case ABC comes and pulls the above clip, in short, Nightline decided to talk about […]Read more "Black Men Are Good Enough"