Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing Part 5 ( Sex and Sexuality))

Speaking of making dumb as hell decisions, nowhere do we make more zany and life altering choices than in the realm of sex and sexuality. With HIV infection rates in the black community hovering around 70% of all new cases within the last two years and young black gay/questioning youth making up 50 % of… Read More »

Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing Part 4 ( Financial Literacy for Grown Folks)

We must teach our community a thing or two about money management. Until I was 43, I never knew how much money I needed to live and run my household. I knew I was always broke and two maybe three checks from calling a park bench “home”. Reading every bit of financial literacy information that… Read More »

Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing

So many young people and those who did not witness black folks being water housed and attacked by bigots and their dogs mistakenly assume that racism and its many incarnations and offshoots are a thing of the past. Our collective ignorance is so great that it is just astounding. I often fantasize that King, Malcolm,… Read More »

Top Ten Reasons to Love Black Panther by Daryl Sturgis

Someone asked me to give them 10 reasons I loved Black Panther. Here is my mostly spoiler-free answer: 1) The screenplay did a great job of balancing action and exposition. We got a brief origin story at the beginning of the film that was backfilled along the way. 2) The film didn’t shy away from… Read More »

What Black Lightning Can Teach Us About Black Love

Most of what Hollywood creates and peddles as black love and revolution simply doesn’t cut it. Over the years, we have seen several attempts to entertain and pimp us by recycling black images that don’t uplift or change us in any effective way. However, we now have a new voice and representation that makes me… Read More »

She Real Cool : My Long Overdue Love Letter to bell hooks

Twenty five years ago this Fall, I had a spiritual breakthrough/mental breakdown. Twenty five years ago, I left another disastrous and doomed from the start relationship. My second one in less than a year. What made this one different is that two wonderful women entered and changed my life (Vievee Francis who had been a… Read More »