[Editor’s note: The gross generalizations when using the blanket terms of “black women” or “black men” are not to be understood as engaging the stereotype of “all” and lumping everyone into broad categories. But for the sake of easy communication in an already lengthy blog post, please adjust your comprehension accordingly. That is to say, […]Read more "For Black Male Intellectuals Who Have Considered Suicide When Black Women Were Too Much"
Like many black folks around this country, our hearts sank, yet again when we discovered that the shooter at the Manchester, Connecticut Budweiser Hartford Distribution plant was black. I, like others I’m sure, immediately said “Black folks don’t do those things” or something similar when we first heard about the news. You know, black folks […]Read more "Lies My Community Told Me: “Black Folk Don’t Do Those Things!”"
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"
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"
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"
I just came from spending the better part of my afternoon with my friend, The Critical Cleric after I dropped off my application to Emory’s Candler School of Theology and somehow as we were sitting at Landmark Jr. cafe, and we were discussing this one young lady who went to our school (now his alma […]Read more "North Versus South: Social Awareness Versus Black Elitism"