10 Thoughts About Game of Thrones Now That I've Started Watching and Am Almost Done With Season 3

Because of my FOMO and my desire to both understand the bazillion Game of Thrones-related memes and references people can’t help but make, I decided to dive into the show. Plus, my entire ass Mondays are shot on social media and in the news curation service I use; a solid 10 articles immediately surface about the…

According to This Power Press Release, Several Characters Will Live Beyond the Finale. For Why, Beloved? For Why?

The sixth and final season of the STARZ hit television show, Power, is set to premier on Aug. 25. The season will be long as hell at 15 episodes, but considering the extremely high entertainment value, I’m willing to be all in and park my ass on the couch every Sunday night to pray on somebody else’s downfall. It…

President Trump Is Personally Trying to Keep Fact Checkers Employed to Boost His Employment Numbers (That’s a Lie)

Let’s just get to the “This Can’t Be Life” punchline first: According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker Database, a directory that keeps track of claims made by one President Donald J. Trump, in the 828 days since he’s been in office (and as of April 27, 2019), Trump has made 10,011 false or misleading claims.…

Soon You Can Get a License Plate in Mississippi that Includes a State Flag Without the State's Racism

When confused philosopher king Kanye West rapped, “racism’s still alive, they just be concealing it...” on “Never Let Me Down” from his debut offering, The College Dropout, he was not talking about Mississippi. Or Alabama or South Carolina or, well, you get the point. Regarding Mississippi specifically, it is the last…

Howard U's President Dropped a Statement About Walking Dogs On The Yard; Here's How It Reads In My Head

Washington, DC, is in the midst of a culture war between the new residents who want to mold the city into their own version of VanillaTown and the folks who didn’t ask for any of this shit but now have to defend their ways of life. Yes, we’re talking gentrification. From new residents of Chinatown trying to stop the…

6 Ways Beyoncé's Cover of 'Before I Let Go' From Homecoming: The Live Album Just Changed the Game

Last night, Beyoncé did what Beyoncé does and dropped a whole ass 40-track album, Homecoming: The Live Album, out of nowhere that we didn’t know was coming but we’re all better off for having. Beyoncé, ever since that first secret drop back in 2013, just comes through whenever she wants and takes over the entire ass…

Dear Game of Thrones Fans, I'm Going to Try Really Hard to Catch Up Because the FOMO Is Killing Me

I’m one of those people: I’ve never seen a full episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I say full episode because I tried to watch the first episode a few years ago and just couldn’t make it through. I don’t know what happened or why on that particular day I couldn’t complete the task. I binged the entirety of the first…

I’m Gonna Go On Ahead and Count Tiger Woods’ Win as Another One for the Black Community. Cool? Let’s Fight

Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to Augusta National on Sunday, winning his fifth Master’s Tournament (and his first since 2005), becoming one of the oldest golfers to win a major tournament at age 43, and putting him three back from tying the record for most majors titles, currently held by golf-legend Jack…

India.Arie's Acoustic Soul Was Successful in Its Time. I Think It Would Be Even More Successful in Today's Pro-Black Climate

Recently in black America, I hosted a meeting for the VSB x Mahogany Books (a black bookstore in Washington, D.C.) Monthly Book Club where we discussed the book, She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Joan Morgan, author of the famed book When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost. The book itself,

Visiting the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Was the Most Emotional Museum Experience I've Ever Had

Today is April 4, 2019. Fifty-one years ago today, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down by James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony outside of his room, 306, at the Lorraine Motel, located at 450 Mulberry St., in Memphis, Tenn. In the time since then, the Lorraine Motel has been turned into…

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