Quick Take: Those Wonderful Northerners

This will be short and sweet.  Too much has been made of this already.   So radio and television talk show host Bill O’Reilly made what could be construed as racist comments about blacks dining at the famed Harlem restaurant, Sylvia’s.   What else is knew?    O’Reilly is not the only person who would express, albeit privately, that … More Quick Take: Those Wonderful Northerners

Jason Whitlock Makes Sense – Who knew?

He looks like Jabba the Hutt and talks like a pre-civil rights governor.   Every time I see or hear Kansas City Star sports columnist Jason Whitlock I wince.   His racially-loaded diatribes on the happenings of the day reflect a man who is in touch with his own self-loathing.   It’s as if he is shouting, “I hate those n**gers too … More Jason Whitlock Makes Sense – Who knew?

Exploring the New “Black”: Straight Talk from an African in America

Research data analyst Lola A, a 20-something Nigerian and Atlanta resident talks openly about what it is like to be an African in America.   Define “African American” and “black”? By MY own personal definition an “African American” is an AFRICAN descent who immigrates to America. We refer to every other immigrant by their country of origin; why … More Exploring the New “Black”: Straight Talk from an African in America

More Obama Drama: Jesse Gettin’ Messy

Poor Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barak Obama.  Just when he thought people were starting to pay attention to his stands on policy, both foreign and domestic, instead of his race, Jesse Jackson, whose very “profession”, so it seems, is fueled by racial divisiveness once again puts the race card in play. Oh yes, dear Jesse.  According to … More More Obama Drama: Jesse Gettin’ Messy

Dueling Ballers Go To Court: Ain’t Nobody’s B**ch

In spite of what Isiah Thomas, co-defendent in the Madison Square Garden/New York Knicks sexual harassment case said in his deposition, calling a woman a b**ch is not a black thing.    ….And it’s not a rap thing either.   Rappers did not create this enviornment of disrespect but, of course, they have helped to exacerbate an already nasty situation. Excuse me while … More Dueling Ballers Go To Court: Ain’t Nobody’s B**ch

Exploring the New “Black”: Man versus Myth

In Part II of his Q&A, Odell S talks about his experiences as a black American who is actively involved in the Caribbean social/party scene.   How did you become interested in the Caribbean community and Caribbean culture? As a youth, I always enjoyed Reggae and loved seeing pictures of the different islands like Jamaica, … More Exploring the New “Black”: Man versus Myth