Let me put a clear disclaimer before I launch into the deep with this blog post: The institutional Black Church as we know it, something that is a proper noun, has entered it’s final stages of life. The metonymical phrase “the Black Church” is rather black churches that have a different socio-economic and political outlook […]Read more "It’s a Democracy, Not a Theocracy: How The Black Church Gets it Wrong"
I just paid my bi-monthly bills two mornings ago. Comfortably so, I might add. But that was because my car is still relatively new and I haven’t run into any costly repairs. I rent an apartment so any problems that occur rests on the building’s management and not out of pocket and I finally paid off […]Read more "Student Loans Are Killing Black Wealth Building Efforts"
Every once in a while, the news cycle of the life and times of the goings-on of America produces a completely blog worthy week–and usually that’s the week or so I didn’t blog. For long, long time readers, you all know that last week was a wonderful week to be a blogger. From Roland Martin getting […]Read more "Uppity Updates: Week of February 5, 2012"
Let me just be up front and honest: I don’t like Herman Cain. Granted I dislike his opponent Texas Governor Rick Perry even less, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann has devolved into a “Love Boat” joke, I just really don’t care for Herman Cain. His politics seems to hearken back to a Brady Bunch or even […]Read more "Herman Cain, the Magical Negro…and Other Topics on Ontological Blackness"
The less and less I’ve found myself blogging over the past couple of months, when I do I try and add something new to the conversation. Something new doesn’t necessarily mean adding something contrary or opposing to what’s already been said, but often times it is and sometimes it’s just taken that way. But this […]Read more "A Final Word on President Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus"
It would have been nice if Dr. Cornel West never made the personal comments on Obama, but it was an interview by Chris Hedges of Truthdig.com entitled “The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic” and questions were asked to which West answered. It does seem petty on West’s part, but honestly, we all have an outsiders view […]Read more "The Rage of Black Academia: Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West, A Collegiate Conundrum"
Yesterday, December 7th, President Barack Obama let it be known in his press conference that he was in favor of extending the Economic and Jobs Growth Tax Reconciliation Acts of 2001 and 2003 respectively, colloquially known as the “Bush tax cuts,” that were set to expire on December 31st. This was a highly controversial plan that […]Read more "Premature Autopsies: The Obama Administration"
[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"
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"