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.
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.
Most of the African Americans I know are concerned about the dismal high school graduation rates for young Black men, which are now below fifty percent. It’s something that concerns me because I’ve seen the impact of males dropping out within my own family. Recently, Mark Anthony Neal blogged about this issue over at TheLoop.com. […]
Y’all know I like to drop a little sassy science every now and then. So when I found out that Aaron McGruder, the creator of the popular cartoon, “The Boondocks,” is not the first African American cartoonist to make social commentary and also make a living from it–something hard to do with Black art– I […]
What has been tripping me out is how the valid statements of Davis and Armah concerning the forced invisibility of Black women in the fashion industry have been twisted and thrown back in their faces as “reverse racism.”