Kanye Madness Part I. (ft Noel and Miguel)

This week #BlackTwitter has been ablaze with the “Kanye Madness” head-to-head matchups of the top songs by Kanye Omari West. The concept is in the traditional NCAA basketball tournament setup as the real “March Madness” is underway this week. For the three of us, Kanye’s career as a rapper took off in that sweet spot…

“Both Sides are Bad” and the Shrinking Middle

There’s no other way to say it, these are odd times for a lot of Americans. If you ever find yourself in an environment where people hold different opinions, the tone is undoubtedly different now than it’s been in any other recent time. So while our social media feeds may be echo chambers of our…

Token Icons: The Black Power Ranger

  For us 90’s kids, it goes without saying how important Saban’s own Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers were to our childhoods. The Power Rangers taught me plenty of important life lessons from the value of teamwork and friendship to how expressively cool you look turning your back to a massive explosion… again real valuable lessons.…

The Falsehood of Diversity

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years it’s that the notion of diversity and cultural understanding is overwhelmingly one-sided. Meaning, the dominant culture does very little to accommodate that of sub-dominant cultures, even though we all more or less occupy the same spaces.   I was blessed to grow up in…

The National Security Health Risk

A lot of activity, funding, and attention has been attributed to stabilizing the Middle East for reasons of our own National Security. While those battles rage on, we would be remiss to ignore the threats occurring on our own soil. Not necessarily one of violent or terrorist means, but one of our nation’s growing health concerns.…

Should We Be Nice to Bigots?

Welcome! Today Roy and I will be doing a semi-live conversation regarding a fee.org article that the both of us read called Fight for a More Civilized Bigotry by TJ Brown. Obviously, I suggest you all read it, but the article basically hits on centuries-long issue of understanding the bigot. With the Trayvon Martin case starting the…