Kevin Samuels Chats With Tommie Lee

In a previous post, I came to image consultant and life/style coach Kevin Samuel’s defense, arguing that although his consultations may seem harsh, the message is still needed. Well, I recently watched a back and forth between Samuels and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta personality Tommie Lee, and I had to share my thoughts. Throughout…

Kevin Samuels is NOT the Enemy

I tend to ignore the sensationalized content that floats around the internet, which is why my opinion on Kevin Samuels has been minimal. But after watching a number of his YouTube videos, I now understand why he’s getting so much attention. He speaks the truth. Kevin Samuels, who some are referring to as “Uncle Kev,”…

Cultural Irresponsibility: Lying to Black Boys

If the year 2020 has taught me anything, it’s taught me about self-reflection; our days are numbered, our time is valuable, and fulfilling our purpose is dependent upon us. Since it’s coming to a close, I wanted to share a reflection regarding my community and our culture that’s bothered me for the longest. And that’s…

Kevin Samuels Responds…

I’m sure many of you have seen the now-viral video of image consultant and life/style coach Kevin Samuels advising a woman who’s seeking a “high value” man. Although his consultation was perceived to be harsh, his tone actually matched her shallowness. So no harm was done, at least in my eyes. Today, I found a…

The Importance of the Black Male Vote

One thing I’ve noticed this election season, by way of media coverage, online and in-person debates, and the numbers, is that the Democratic Party’s stranglehold on Black America is breaking. While most Black Americans over the age of 40 still have blind loyalty to the Party and its candidates, less than 47% of Black voters…

Self-Assessment 2

I’m going to keep asking this question: Will combating intraracial violence ever become a serious movement, or are we going to continue to deflect? Rest In Peace, CJ Johnson and Mykala Bell Until Next Time…

Rebuild

Us: How do we rebuild the community? Ancestors: Start Here… Until Next Time…

Play Your Position

“Revolutionaries are not necessarily born poor or in the ghetto. There is a role for every person in revolution if he is a revolutionary. You don’t have to throw a Molotov cocktail to be a revolutionary.” – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap Brown   In recent years, Black Empowerment has not only…

NFAC: Not F*cking Around Coalition

Videos floating around online introduced me to a now nationally recognized group, and it prompted me to do some research. On July 4, 2020, the Black Militia, known as the NFAC (Not F*cking Around Coalition), made their debut in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Marching into the stomping grounds of the Ku Klux Klan, the organization sent…

Reactionaries vs. Revolutionaries

“Black Love is a revolutionary act.” That quote has been used by African-centered scholars like Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Dr. Amos Wilson for some time, but I didn’t grasp its true meaning until I started looking at the plight of African people through a political lens. Many of our discussions surrounding Black Empowerment involve…

Hero Saves Elderly Woman in Burning Building

“You don’t think about scaredness when you, when you realize that it’s somebody, but then I don’t even know her. You know, but I know this is somebody’s family. You don’t think about being scared or anything when it’s, when you know you can do something about it.”   That quote was from Quinn Parrish…