So the Oscars aired last night and they were the whitest Oscars since 1998. This of course caused a lot of anger as the amazing film Selma was almost completely shut out was it not for the Best Original Song and the Best Picture Nominations. It would have been funny if Ava DurVernay’s look into the […]Read more "Why We Still Need to Tell the Stories of Our Enslaved Ancestors No Matter How Difficult They Ar"
TV is a tough business as fans are fickle and change as easily as the seasons. I say this because Scandal has been on the receiving end of a lot of shade lately because of Empire. Not only do I find it problematic that people are attempting to put two great but different dramas with […]Read more "Let’s be Clear, Scandal is the Reason We Have Cookie"
So I am just doing some research for a paper I have to write when I read a passage that was very illuminating for our current racial condition in America and I just had to write about it. In this passage a Panamanian man writes to the Panama Tribune a newspaper that served mainly the […]Read more "Don’t be Fooled by Post-Racialist Arguments, They’ve Been Around for a While"
Well we have one indictment out of many but I will not hold my breath because we need a conviction. Even if we get a suitable conviction *read prison time for murder (wishful thinking I know)* we still have a system were Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo are still walking free for similar crimes. So […]Read more "Indictment in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley"
So like many I am a big fan of the soap hip hopera Empire. It is a part of my Wednesday TV block where everything stops for me to plug in and live tweet at all the ridiculous developments. I remember when I first saw the news that Empire had been green-lit by Fox I was excited […]Read more "How the Anika vs Cookie Debate Reflects Class Conflict in the Black Community"
So I know I have been doing a lot of TV show centered posts lately but TV has a major influence over how blackness is perceived in America. As a black man in America, TV is responsible for the stereotypes that have been created about me. TV narratives that have dehumanized black people over the […]Read more "Why Aren’t More People Celebrating Alfre Woodard for her Portrayal as a Black Woman President?"
So today is that day I have been waiting for since prior to Thanksgiving when the mid-season finale of Scandal aired. It has been a long wait and my Thursday nights have never been drier but a last Scandal returns. In honor of Scandal’s return I would like to talk about my favorite character on […]Read more "Papa Pope the Terrible & How He Defies Black Male Stereotypes on TV"