Black in the Day….Happy 81st Birthday Auntie Maxine

On Aug. 15, 1938, United States House Representative Maxine Waters was born in Kinloch, Missouri. She represents California’s 43rd congressional district. In her 43 years of public service, she has built a reputation for tackling tough and even controversial issues. As a member of California’s State Assembly (1976–1991), she spoke out against South Africa’s apartheid government. Waters was elected to the House of Representatives in 1991. In 1992, as Los Angeles was rocked with rioting following the verdict in Rodney King’s beating case, she founded Community Build, the city’s grassroots rebuilding project. In recent…

Jay-Z’s Partnership with the NFL and Why We Really Don’t Give a Damn

Jay-Z partnering aka working WITH (not for) the NFL got some of y’all worried. Why, though? Surely it isn’t because of some boycott, is it? How many boycotts are we fake boycotting now? I can’t keep up. Because while most of us are outwardly boycotting the NFL in order to satisfy the mass woke populist, we simultaneously sneak to our fantasy drafts, praying to the NFL gods that Antonio Brown’s frozen foot thaws before the start of the regular season. Or just like how most of us “should” boycott Starbucks…