Month: January 2014

Surfboard – AKA The Grammys

God the Grammys suck. Every year they serve as a reminder of how much these awards shows have turned into popularity contests. Music is no longer the soundtrack to our lives. It’s the elevator music we listen to as we descend deeper and deeper into the pits of Hell. True, there are still a lot of stellar, phenomenal artists out… Read more →

‘Bout That Life Son!

Oh Justin. You’re not a thug darlin’. You’re a young, entitled douchebag with too much money and not enough talent. However, your wealth and privilege will get you an unlimited pass to the free ride that is Celebrity Forgiveness. And no. I don’t mean ‘forgiveness’ like when celebrities say or do something stupid and then release a half-assed statement that… Read more →

Nun’ya Business

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Olivia Pope, Mary Jane Paul and Candace Young are all triplets separated at birth. In that post I introduced a young woman named Allegra Fontaine. This is her story. Allegra arose the next day with a smile on her face. She looked over to her left and studied Jimmy’s tight, toffee colored… Read more →

Please Stop.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Dr. King If Dr. King were alive today, and he saw this flyer, do you think he would laugh and say “When I said I wanted us to be free this is exactly what I meant. Shake that ass, shake that ass. Great God almighty,… Read more →

Monday’s Motivation

What You Gonna Do? I have a very low tolerance for bullshit. And as I get older my tolerance drops lower than it was the day before. Other than bullshit, one thing I absolutely hate is someone who’s negative. Everything in their life is about misery and victimization. Listen, I don’t do ‘Oh Woe Is Me’ very well. I can… Read more →

Bougie, Flawed and Immoral

Mara Brock Akil. Shonda Rhimes. Tyler Perry. What do these three writers have in common? Currently each of their shows (Being Mary Jane, Scandal and The Haves and The Have Nots respectively) are being shown on network and cable television. And they differ in many ways. Brock-Akil’s Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, focuses on a strong willed, powerful sistah… Read more →

Go On, Girl!

Like a kettle of hot water for tea, this story has been brewing in the background. I was aware but didn’t want to speak until it was ready for me. This past Monday television producer Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live hired comedian Sasheer Zamata as the show’s first African American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left six years… Read more →

Monday’s Motivation

And So It Begins The first Monday back after a long holiday is always the toughest. All day Sunday you slip in and out of the realization that once you go to work it’s Back To Reality. The days off, parties, gatherings with loved ones and good feelings associated with the holidays are all over. And if your holiday was… Read more →