“This do in remembrance of me.” -Beyonce, during Holy Week, reminding all y’all knee grows that your HBCU Homecomings now belong to her. I made the right choice 15 years ago and attended Kentucky State University, home of the Mighty Marching Thorobreds, one of 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to study Political Science [...]
“I’m rooting for everybody Black.” Since Issa Rae uttered that phrase on the Emmy red carpet nearly two years ago, Black people have adopted it as our unofficial motto. After all, it was so fitting for the way we are collectively groomed anyway. We watch the Olympics and root for the Black people no matter [...]
Y’all already know the tea with Jordyn Woods and the KKK. I’m just here to archive Black Twitter’s evisceration. It’s beautiful watching our folk work. Chewbacca Khloe tweeted that Jordyn was lying in her interview on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith. Khloe went on to virtual absolve her baby daddy and community dick Tristan [...]
“Do you wonder where Britney Spears or N’Sync got their moves?” Absolutely not. But if you’re one of the few corny ass white folks who did, you were in luck in the very early 2000s as Darrin Dewitt Henson of Soul fame offered to show you how to dance. Now any Black person who was [...]
Today marks 20 years since Mannie Fresh coupled a RIDICULOUS beat with Juvenile’s vocals to make premiere booty bounce track of our generation. Where were you the first time you heard Back Dat Azz Up? I was heading to college… I had the privilege of not only attending a historically Black university, but the honor [...]
If you follow me, you know when it comes to politics, I’m an equal opportunity hater. I don’t fuck with none of the oligarchy, Democrat, Independent or Republican, Black, white or other, woman or man. I don’t trust their motives and know that they’re going to act in their own best interest over that of [...]
Listen, if you are an 80s baby, you know during the late 80s and early 90s Bobby Brown was THAT NIGGA! Stepping out from New Edition, he was the original bad boy of R&B. From his influential “Gumby” hair cut to his slew of hit singles to his marriage to the incomparable Whitney Houston to [...]
… Black Panther is not a superhero movie. It is a battle for the souls of Black folks. Ferociously attacking and digging its powerful claws into everything we thought we understood about Wakanda, class privilege, and wealth, Black Panther demands that we look hard at the effects of imperialism, colonialism and the broken and scattered [...]
Blackness has inherent value. Why then, do we consistently make it a cultural trope to simply give it away?
X was an ENTIRELY BLACK phenomenon that white people couldn’t ignore, or participate in. They could see the film, but they couldn’t have it. It would not apologize to them. It would not coddle them. It would not placate them with a major role.