LeBron is the New Face of Hummer

For those of you who have followed LeBron since he burst on the scene as a highschool basketball phenom, you are fully aware of the relationship that LeBron and his mother has with the brand. Back in 2002, Gloria James gave her son a $50,000 pewter-colored Hummer H2 with multiple televisions…..

Lovecraft Country – Full Circle (S1E10)

Season Finale

Man! It’s been a wild ride. Many thanks to each of you that held me down for these two-and-a-half months, and especially to those of you that sent me information and research. I truly appreciated it. I enjoyed every minute of writing these reviews and was encouraged by your feedback each week. The Beginning of the End The episode opens with us in a race against the clock to save Dee. The crew has the Book of Names in their possession, but they have not yet unbound it. When Tic…

Lovecraft Country – Rewind 1921 (S1E9)

Rewind 1921

The pieces of the puzzle are coming together and the full picture is almost in view! I cannot believe we only have one more episode of this show left. I am not okay. Somebody check on me week-after-next. Pointing Fingers The episode begins with the group bickering about whose fault it is that Dee has fallen under a curse. Ruby snaps them out of it by placing the blame at all of THEIR feet, never mind she was the one was actually supposed to be babysitting Dee. Tic decides he…

To Be Black and Queer: A Divine Opportunity to Reject, Redefine, and Reimagine

Today, October 11, 2020, is “National Coming Out Day.” National Coming Out Day is an annual observance that began in 1988. Its ostensible purpose is to celebrate Queer liberation and to honor those who have journeyed toward self-discovery, embraced new self-acceptance, and risked public scrutiny.  While decades of Queer observance, prides, media representations, laws, and practices have ushered incremental movement toward true liberation of Queer indivduals, there is a pervasive message that only certain manifestations of Queerness merit celebration–while others remain in the oppressive margins of mainstream society, on the…

Lovecraft Country – Jig-a-Bobo (S1E8)

Diana

Lovecraft does nothing without reason. I knew with “Bobo’s” repeated appearances we were going to face what happened to Emmett Till. The title warned me that this episode would be intense, but I was not prepared for how deep they were going to go. “What’s that smell?” Diana’s question and Ruby’s struggle to respond was like a backhand to the face. In a real interview, Mamie Till’s own words described that because of the heat, Emmett’s body was indeed detectable for a two to three block radius prior to reaching…