Being Black is a Struggle…and So Are These Videos
Sometimes you've got to laugh to keep from crying y'all. This has been an extremely hard week to be black. Let's take a break with the latest from Ola Ray, Sean Fury, and Eddie Murphy featuring Snoop Lion.
Roger Ebert and the Art of Critique
Roger Ebert's passing comes at a time when I'm questioning my own approach to writing. A short reflection.
Oppression for Laughs-Why There Are Still Lines To Cross
Seth Macfarlane's Oscar show antics, The Onion's use of a degrading term for women against 9-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis and Lisa Lampanelli's general existence have people wondering where the lines are in comedy and satire. In this post, I explain where they are, and why they haven't changed.
Joan Rivers Checking Whoopi On Racism
“(Racism) is not about one-on-one. Anyone can like an individual.”-Joan Rivers. Whoopi was wise to end at “People say dumb stuff sometimes.” She was about to give Joan Rivers some...
The Post-Racial Break Room
Whenever people ask the question, â€œIs the U.S. post-racial yet?â€,Â I always laugh at the assertion that we could ever be post-racial, even if our President is black. The current...
Freedom and the homeless: Vlog #1
Why I don’t give money to homeless people
One rainy afternoon in Philly, after departing from a lunch meeting with a colleague, a woman approached me as I turned towards Lancaster Walk. The woman was worn, disheveled, obviously...