This morning I log onto Facebook and I see a link to an article entitled “It’s Time for a New Black National Anthem” entitled by black cultural critic and favorite provocateur Touré. He’s making the claim from his opening paragraph that there might be a need for a new Black National Anthem given that the […]Read more "Should We Change the Black National Anthem? My Response to Toure"
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"
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"
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"
So, two seconds before I went to write the title of this blog post, it hit me to do a case study, from an Uppity Negro perspective of the hit show on Adult Swim entitled “The Boondocks” created by comic strip writer Aaron McGruder. Initially, I was just going to write about the previous episode […]Read more "A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks”"
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"
I think I’m going to start a new series, not that I’ve been super successful with my others, but alas, here goes. I know it’s pretty doom and gloom to write about the “lack thereof” particularly in the black communities of this country, or even various other cultural observances, but I do believe that if […]Read more "The Lack Thereof… Intellectual Black Religious Communities"
My friend over at The Critical Cleric had long since said that the black political blogosphere did nothing for him. He went on to elaborate that many writers, he felt, didn’t give enough critical analysis of their own opinions and thoughts and generally just went off the cuff and went forward. At the time, about […]Read more "Reclaiming The Black Blogosphere: We Must Do Better"