My very own Democracy in Black
/ April 18, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Began reading a book I checked out from the electronic library called Democracy in Black: How race still enslaves the American Soul by Eddie Glaude. So far I’m only 29 pages in, but I’m already finding myself both enthralled and depressed at the same time. Enthralled because Glaude is obviously a hell of a writer who…

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Chuck Berry put the rock in the roll
/ March 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS

In the House of Rock and Roll, there are three kings: Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard (Penniman). Before them all was the Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. On October 9, 1973, we lost Queen Sister Tharpe. On June 2, 2008, we lost King Diddley. And last week, on March 18, we lost King Berry….

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Prince versus Everyone Else? There’s Sammy Davis, there’s Michael. Period.
/ April 24, 2016 2 COMMENTS

One last thing I’m gonna say about Prince, only because I still get the sense that some may not quite fully grasp the man’s historic significance, not only as a musician but as an all around entertainer/performer. Much has been said about his unparalleled abilities onstage, his superhuman work ethic, the way he shredded genders and…

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So it’s a feminist comic book called Bitch Planet. Seriously.
/ October 8, 2015 0 COMMENTS

So there’s this new comic book out called Bitch Planet. Made ya look, right? Anyway, this Bitch Planet  was written not by some wise-ass kid who thought it would be funny to write a rapper’s comic book fantasy about bitches catering to his every whim and desire, but by a decidedly conscious and thoughtful adult female…

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I dream Serena…
/ September 10, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Like pretty much everyone I know, I’m hoping next week will bring the news that Serena Williams pulls out the Grand Slam. There haven’t been too many other athletes with the significance of Serena during my lifetime, and I’ve arrived at that place in life where there are more years behind me than there are…

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