I. It wasn’t until the second season of Insecure that I saw the hashtag #LawrenceHive take on new life. This hashtag community sprouted up as a season one plot-twist made the central character villified, and suddenly Lawrence emerged as the victim. There was a near unanimous celebration of Lawrence by the end of season one. It’s […]Read more "Why Black Men Need #LawrenceHive"
The American cultural memory seems to have lengthened. At least as far as social media outlets are concerned as well as the blogosphere and the plethora of e-media sites. As we still are affixed under the shadow of a “post-” era of Ferguson, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin et. al., every new moment we experience […]Read more "The ‘Common’ Problem in Misunderstanding Racism"
How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. That quote from Martin Luther King at the steps of the Alabama state capitol following the turbulence of the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 rings hollow at times. Sure the arc of the moral universe is […]Read more "How Long? Not Long: Southern Baptist Convention Elects First Black President, Fred Luter"
Today on Facebook, one of my professors had posted a link to the New York Times article covering the Sons of the Confederacy and their commemoration of the swearing in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis 150 years earlier on February 19, 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederate States of America (CSA). […]Read more "Dealing With Racism in a Post-Racial America"