I’m up early this morning because I’m pretty excited since this has been a good news week for me: I was included in two new books on poetry that just came out!
Because the finger point gesture establishes superiority, the gesture is even worse if a White person does it to a Black person, due to the racial history of this country.
Today you can download “Stolen Moments,” the first single off Guthrie Ramsey’s CD The Colored Waiting Room–for FREE!
Join me today at 1:30PM EST on Left of Black. I’ll be talking about my Phillis Wheatley poetry project, Slutwalk, and Touré’s controversial ESPN article on Michael Vick.
Dr. Rebecca Alleyne is conducting a research project on Black women, hair, and exercise. Spread the word about her important project!
It’s not the story of Black domestics that I resent–or that the novel the movie is based on was written by a White woman. What I resent are the tone-deaf, historically inaccurate depictions.
On Wednesday, August 11, at 9pm EASTERN, I’m joining Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson, and Salamishah Tillet for a Twitter Salon to discuss Watch the Throne, the latest CD by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
This week, The Black Nerd has been all over the web. A couple of days ago, the actress/writer Issa Rae premiered her seventh episode of The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl. This web series about a nerdy Black girl and her many humorous situations as a result of her nerdiness has become an instant classic. […]
There’s an organization called Envaya that seeks to connect folks living throughout the “Third World” with a creative and original use of the World Wide Web.
It turns out we Black folks invented the actual holiday of Memorial Day, and not just the holiday barbecue.