Dear Social Media Trolls…

Greetings All, I initially told myself that I wasn’t going to do this: entertain an online community who’s sole mission is to promote ignorance. But after seeing the continued backlash that gymnast Gabby Douglas received at this year’s Olympics, the Nate Parker case that has added another flame to the gender war between men &…

Suicide Squad

Greetings Good People, I finally had a chance to check out one of the most talked about films of the summer, Suicide Squad, and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Before I share my thoughts, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Claud Anderson

“Unfortunately, that’s what black folk have been fed for 150 years is symbolic achievements, symbolic success; ‘well, you got a Black President, you got Martin Luther King Blvd, you got Rosa Parks Blvd.’ But you didn’t touch the structural issue. You did not go back and redistribute some of the resources back into the hands…

To Protect and Serve

“Because, ultimately, if you can rebuild trust between communities and the police departments that serve them, that helps us solve crime problems. That will make life easier for police officers. They will have more cooperation. They will be safer. They will be more likely to come home. So it would be good for crime-fighting and…

The Legend of Tarzan

Greetings Everyone, This weekend I had a chance to see Warner Bros’ The Legend of Tarzan and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Before I share my thoughts, check out the following trailer for this film if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by David Yates, The Legend of Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot…

The Black Savior Complex

Disclaimer: The savior complex isn’t relative to just the Black community, but the following message is. If my words offend you, I apologize in advance, but I have to get this off my chest. Savior Complex (also known as the Messiah or Christ complex) is a psychological construct which makes a person feel the need to…

Summer 16…The BET Awards!

Greetings Folks, Last night I did something that I haven’t done since 2005, and that was watch the BET Awards from the beginning to the end. The theme for this year’s award show was Prince and in honor of his legacy a number of artists performed some of his greatest hits. In recent years this award show hasn’t…

Filmmakers: Tell the WHOLE Story About American Slavery!

My mother texted me on Memorial Day and asked me if I was going to watch Roots. I simply replied, “never.” For those who weren’t aware, the History Channel commissioned a remake of the 1977 miniseries, Roots, that was based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel. Here’s a trailer for those who haven’t seen it. I’ve seen and have…

One of Muhammad Ali’s Greatest, Universal Messages

“God don’t praise me because I beat Joe Frazier, God don’t give nothing about Joe Frazier. God don’t care nothing about England or America, as far your wealth, it’s all here. He wants to know how did we treat each other, how did we help each other. So, I’m going to dedicate my life to…

#WCW

Greetings Good People, It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in the weekly, social media tradition that is Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW), so I figured I’d put on my groupie hat and have at it. There’s a long list of women in the public eye that I’ve had a little boy crush on, but there’s only…

Bloodline

Greetings Everyone, I initially told myself that I wasn’t going to binge-watch the second season of Netflix’s Bloodline, but that turned out to be a fail. If you aren’t familiar with this show, then take a look at the following trailer. Looks good, right? It is good. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel…

What If…

“My richness is life, forever.” Greetings All, The clip that you just saw was from a 60 Minute Special in 1979 that featured reggae singer/songwriter Bob Marley. As positive as that message was, I can honestly say that I’m still uncertain about what the riches of life are; and I’m sure that’s because I haven’t been…