My Thoughts On White Privilege In The Age Of The First White-Kenyan US President

“Because habit is transactional, in a raced and racist world, the psychosomatic self necessarily will be racially and racistly constituted. Race is not a veneer lacquered over a nonracial core. It composes the very bodily and psychical beings that humans are and the particular ways by which humans engage the world. Like gender and sexism, Read the full article…

And Why Should We Be Alarmed At Lil’ Wayne’s Sacrilege?

Not always sure about the word “perfect”. I am even less sure about terms like “sacred” and “sacrilegious”. And yet, although the abstractions leave me in an abysmal wonderment when framing practical application, from time to time in my life, those words have hit me hard as the only practical solution for certain situations.   Read the full article…

Thoughts On Hip Hop And US President Barack Obama(first set)

“Fundamentally, both crack and rap are conceived of similarly — as ways to create spaces of non-humiliating work in the face of severe social disruption.” – pg. 38 As I was trolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across an announcement by @BlackGod917 that Grammy award winning and Duke instructor 9th Wonder had remixed United Read the full article…

Obama The Coward Or Just The Magically Detached Negro?

There can be an exceptionally pleasing state of mind that prevents the intolerable from damaging our better judgment and reacting by cracking the skull of a person limited in their ability to remain silent in whatever form in regards to their dislike of you. It can be a joy to admit that the only thing Read the full article…

Thoughts On ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ And Freedom Of Speech

“The Innocence of Muslims” is a low budget recording by reported amateur filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula that pokes fun at the roots and history of founders of the Islamic faith. Some may not have actually seen the movie, and thus may react that the film, and its trailer uploaded to Google owned YouTube, is incediary. Read the full article…

Thoughts on Fear of a Black President

Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote what I found to be the best encapsulation of the tension that has come with being a Black president. Coates captured it all from the hope and sense of ownership to the disgust and frustration within our community as well as the reception of President Obama and what his blackness means outside Read the full article…

Are We Prepared If George Zimmerman Never Gets Arrested?

I remember the apathy after many of us realized that Oscar Grant’s murderer Johannes Mehserle was not going to be tried for murder. I remember the sense of loss many shared when his slap on the wrist came down from the judge. I can still feel the streaming tears as the video tape of Aiyana Read the full article…

That “Nigga” Gene…

Interesting enough is the particular identification with the “ghetto”, or “hood”. This internalizing of poverty as an expression of “survivor”, you know(won’t go away without effort, I swear)? There is this sense of achievement of just saying you lived in a particular neighborhood, even if the person is still living there. Many have this need Read the full article…

The Black Caste Condition

There is a lot to be said more about the black intellectual experience in the US. What a lot of American Blacks don’t understand is the class system being built around education. In so many ways, Brown v. Topeka(1954) has been rendered null and void. Although, the 1954 Brown v. The Board of Education ruling Read the full article…

Machiavelli in the Modern Age

Nicolo Machiavelli, the world has not forgotten his name, mainly because they have yet to stop adhering to his principles of power management by those who head states. His works resonant with single purpose: power. Although we are all very enamored with the success of Barack Obama, I would like to use this paper as Read the full article…