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The Inspiration Gap

Well, tonight is the big night, President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President!       Of course, everyone, be they Democrat or Republican,…

MBA Lockout

So by now, you may have heard of Hampton University’s MBA Program’s ban on cornrows and locks, a controversial ban that got national attention this…

Shut Out, Shut In

I am not happy right about now. Two recent things in the news have been bothering me.       One involves presidential debates and African-Americans…

Is Hurt the New Love?

So, the Kanye West-Kim Kardashian media machine continues to pump out news and controversy.       And knowing this—that it is a well-oiled media engine…

Hairy Health?

So, all of this hoopla over the hairdo of 16 year-old Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas this past week was pretty pathetic.       All…

First Family

Needless to say, it’s been a pretty rough road for anyone African-American and famous named Jackson lately.       Not good at all.  In fact,…

Red Bone and Blue Ivy

Sad to say, but the troubling issue of self-hatred in the African-American community is rearing its ugly head yet again. The internet has been aflame…

Stop the Pop

Last year, you’ll recall, there was a big scandal involving Abercrombie & Fitch and their marketing of padded and push up bras and bikini tops…

Free Speech?

The question I’m about to ask might raise a few eyebrows. Here it is: When it comes to issues of race, should we censor ourselves…

Pastor or Pimp?

Well guys, as you well know, we, black folk, take our religion seriously.       That’s why when we hear about church leaders acting far-less-than-holy,…

Suppression by Another Name

‘Tis the season to be feisty as election year politics are in full swing.       Last week, a Republican-led congressional committee voted 23-17 to…

Enemy Within?

You know, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to sometimes asking the question, “Are we our own worst enemy?”       I’ve recently seen…

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