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What The Murder of Derrion Albert Says About America

What The Murder of Derrion Albert Says About America

You’ve seen it by now. The whole world has seen the carnage that ensued amidst the brawl that resulted in Derrion Albert losing his life. Shock, astonishment, and tearful resentment filled your psyche as you watched Black youth try their best to destroy each other on a Chicago street corner.

The Politics of Machine Gun Machismo

The Politics of Machine Gun Machismo

AR – 15s were designed for the US military to quickly and accurately strike enemy forces on the battlefield. This lightweight machine gun’s sole intent is to kill. Despite these facts, radical 2nd Amendment enthusiasts find it acceptable to suddenly exhibit their gun “rights” in opposition to Obama’s healthcare proposal. This is very odd considering that healthcare has absolutely nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment. So what is the deeper message being conveyed by these fanatical pistol pushing partisans? Upon closer examination of their actions, it is apparent that they are fighting to uphold White supremacy and social inequality.

The Future of Blacks in Hip Hop

The Future of Blacks in Hip Hop: Masters or Slaves? By Tre Millyanz “Ma, what is this crap you’re listening to?  That’s old white people music!” This is a statement talking about Hip Hop I imagine happening 20 to 30 years from now.  Granted, it’s hard for us to imagine now, but look at what […]

Racism Still Exists In The Age Of Obama

Racism Still Exists In The Age Of Obama

With REO needing relief from the corporate plantation and me needing some fresh air and a Red Stripe, we decided to join the festivities at The Baker St Pub. Little did we know that the night would end in frustration, disbelief, and anger over blatant racial discrimination…

Michael Vick And The American Double Standard

Michael Vick And The American Double Standard

As the owner of two loyal pit bulls, I felt no sympathy for Michael Vick when the laws hauled this dimwit off to the penitentiary. Vick got what he deserved. Anyone that promotes the unnecessary destruction of living creatures is a heinous, vile individual. Finding pleasure in the violent demise of animals trained to rip flesh from bones is despicable. However…

World Day: Michael Jackson’s Eternal Legacy and the Reason for His Death

World Day: Michael Jackson’s Eternal Legacy and the Reason for His Death

Many of my friends have asked me why I waited so long to post an article on my childhood hero Michael Jackson. The truth is, until today I didn’t know how to absorb the news. Every time I tried to sit down and write how I felt about Michael’s passing, I became too overwraught with tender childhood recollections of watching Moonwalker.

What The Senate's Apology For Slavery Really Means

What The Senate’s Apology For Slavery Really Means

You probably missed it, (I know I did), but the United States Senate issued a formal apology for slavery a few days ago. [Begin Sarcasm] Thank you Uncle Sam! This news made my Juneteenth shuckle buck all the more livelier, as I not only celebrated my ancestors learning of the 2 year old Emancipation Proclamation, but now the great-great-great grandsons of their slave masters unanimously concluded “My bad.” So now that the federal government has come clean after 144 years, I guess everything is all good. Break out the tea and crumpets, chicken and watermelon, gin and juice… celebration time Negroes! [End Sarcasm].

Generation Xed Out

Generation Xed Out

I hardly watch TV since I feel guilty about the multiple other tasks I could be completing while sitting in front of the boob tube. In the same amount of time I could allow the television to draw away my attention, I could be writing a new chapter in my book, finishing a lecture, improving a marketing plan, or curiously researching a fascinating topic. Therefore, catching ABC News’ Earth 2100 was indeed a rare and inadvertent event. I just happened to be looking for the following day’s weather forecast, when I stumbled upon the program and was immediately drawn in, as if I were standing on the event horizon of a black hole. Earth 2100 painted the picture I had in my mind of capitalism’s dire consequences.

Make it Plain: Malcolm Day

Make it Plain: Malcolm Day

Check out our brethren, the Sons of Malcolm

Grilled Chicken as Reparations for Slavery!!

Grilled Chicken as Reparations for Slavery!!

…jk, just wanted to get your attention.  While reading one of the GREATEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN, I came across one of the best arguments in favor of reparations ever written: Consequently, while prior forms of White domination and exploitation of Blacks may have ceased and desisted, the economic injustices and inequalities they imposed continue unabated.  […]

Red or Blue Pill? Escaping The Matrix of Consumer Driven Capitalism

Red or Blue Pill? Escaping The Matrix of Consumer Driven Capitalism

Being the owner of a streetwear line, I try to stay semi-fresh… well at least when there’s a chance I might be seen by people outside my inner circle. Otherwise, I’m rather comfortable rocking my funky, old, grey sweatpants and a dangerousNEGRO tee. I’ve never gotten a rush out of spending exorbitant amounts of cash to impress others or fill a subconscious insecurity. This is not to say that I haven’t made any purchasing mistakes (uhh buying a brand new BMW 1 year into my professional career on the advice of my girlfriend). Like most Americans, I have succumbed to the pressure of “keeping up with the Jones’” from time to time. Even still, I realize that our current system of consumer driven capitalism has desensitized us to the world’s ills and shields us from what is most important in life.

Resegregation?

Resegregation?

More often than not, we tend to look at history and give the events and people in it a Godlike aura. We dare not question the success of yesterday or feel as blasphemers to our race. But what if the successes of today lay in just that, questioning the “successes” of yesterday? I say that […]

When Black Kids Talk "White"

When Black Kids Talk “White”

uesday a good friend of mine asked me to speak to her 8 year old daughter about an issue in which I am quite familiar. For the entire semester, her oldest child has been pleading with her for a transfer to a new school. Apparently the young lady is being badgered and teased on a daily basis. It’s no secret that bullies tend to pick on those with obvious differences – the skinny kid, the overweight girl, or the guy that stutters. Unfortunately, in this instance, and across Black America, “talking white” can be added to the list of subjects that trigger harassment.

Killing Black Business

Killing Black Business

Farbeit for me to become another of those black liberals just finding things to hang around white folks and Republicans’ necks like fiery cross-shaped albatrosses. Though, they do give us a lot of material to work with. I mean, they have an entire cable news channel we can dress down every day! But. It is important […]

Before You Enlist

Before You Enlist

An interesting piece if you’ve ever thought about joining the military.  Any brothers or sisters with military experience feel free to comment with a different perspective.

Free Knowledge: KRS~One

Free Knowledge: KRS~One

I’m not sure why dude is always yelling, but he’s speaking that realness. “The New World Order has a black face.” “Liberty is not granted, it’s taken.  Freedom, it can never be given to you, it’s in here [your heart]!” “If somebody else can give you freedom, they can also take it away.” “…Are you […]