5 Things “The Have And Have Nots” Has In Common With “Scandal”

…elitists’ dislike of Popular culture came from their dislike of the common man. They attacked their taste and cultural preferences since they no longer could openly express their disdain for the masses directly. One may feel that “the people is a great beast” but one cannot say so anymore. There was also a lingering resentment Read the full article…

Trust, Sex, Black Media, And Black African American Women

I never think it is wholly wise or critically prudent to assess an entire group by their media presentation. I also do not think it is wholly wise or critically prudent to drink alcoholic beverages while driving, yet it is done. And so is the use of stereotyped media portrayals as guideposts for one’s worldview. Read the full article…

Dear Black American Sisters: A Response To @KolaBoof

“The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. ” – Guy-Ernest Debord, “The Society of the Spectacle” “I’mma make it do what it do, baby!” – Colonel H.M. Stinkmeaner, The Boondocks   So, I read Egyptian-Sudanese author Kola Boof’s “Dear BLACK AMERICAN Sisters” earlier today. Given Read the full article…

Interview With Slam Champion and Poet: B. Sharise Moore

Yesterday, Slam champion and poet, B. Sharise Moore and I discussed her career as a poet and her thoughts on poetry, slam, and rap. Here is the transcription of that interaction. Owl: Who is B. Sharise Moore? B. Sharise: First and foremost, I am a Black Woman. I am a product of New Jersey. I’m Read the full article…

Spoiler Alert:: Tyler Perry’s Temptation

It is entirely difficult for me to enter Perry’s Temptation without preconceived notions, assumptions, and a lack of suspended judgment. Perry introduces into most of his works a formulaic style, that –although seems to guarantee him financial success– doesn’t leave much for the imagination, nor does it leave room for those of us that like Read the full article…

Video: Miss Little Lunch Lady(Do You Know What Your Children Ate For School Lunch Today?)

Bridget(B. Sharise Moore{ @BshariseMoore follow her on Twitter} wrote a piece some years back that resonates with many of the conversations surrounding education, public schooling specifically, and the layered connections of poverty, prison sentences, and publicly provided education, as well as the food industry. The audio production was done by David (DWest) West of the 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…

My Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter

It’s official—I hate Twitter again.   For quite some time I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Twitter, manic tweeting one minute, closing my account the next. I’ve been trying to figure out why I hate Twitter since early 2012. I think I may have finally figured it out: Groupthink. While I cannot say Erykah Badu Read the full article…

Loyalty To Rich Niggas: The New “White” Man

  I swear, if it ain’t one thing, it’s another. I’m starting to give up on you people and get my stuff together like those doomsday preppers because I’m sure one of ya’ll are bound to kill me before the government does.   Why do I say this?   Because “Black” people have lost what 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…