One Year Later: Neighborhood Nip’s Marathon Continues

I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea about Los Angeles. My entire Los Angeles experience includes conducting the mandatory “Black person who visits LA and watches Insecure” pose in front of The Dunes apartment building, going on an OJ tour because my obsession with that trial is fucking unhealthy and eating a Rice Krispie Treat which had me hallucinating for an inordinate amount of time. Aside from the Rice Krispie almost killing me and the traffic, L.A. is special. From the weather to the culture to…

Black Culture Saves the World..Again

Black Culture saved the day, even if they don’t appreciate the shit.. Black Culture is embedded in our society. It’s embedded so Mariana Trench deep, that white people can take Black Culture, use it as if they created it, and have the utmost fucking confused look on their face after we call them out for appropriating our culture. Maybe it’s our fault. Maybe it’s our fault because we create shit that’s so dope, the expectation of thievery is reasonable. For centuries, they have taken our delicately seasoned culture, our style,…

Kylie Jenner and the ‘Copyright Infringement’ of the Black Woman

By Frenshea Love I ain’t gone lie, when I first saw Kylie Jenner’s latest picture I was like, okkayy Beyonce.’  It wasn’t until I jumped deep into the comment section that I realized it was not Queen Bey. It was Kylie Jenner parading in her likeness.   Besides my usual distaste for the Kardashian clan, the picture further disturbed me. On Facebook, Maceo Cassell responded to Kylie’s picture with this collage and wrote, “If copyright infringement was a person.” Beneath the layer of comedy, Cassell’s remark illustrates the assault against…

Update: Academy Award Winning Director Spike Lee, Initially Denied Entry Into Madison Square Garden By New York Knicks allowed to Enter

Update: It was earlier reported that Academy Award winning writer and director, Spike Lee is a lifelong Knicks Fan and native New Yorker. He has been a staple on the Knicks sidelines for years yet tonight for some very strange reason he was denied entry into Madison Square Garden where his presence is almost synonymous with the team at this point. Some may remember an incident involving Security approaching and harassing Charles Oakley Last year. Spike references this situation as he deals with his own encounter with the security. (Story…

Hear All Black, See All Black, Be All Black

The Baton Rogue Art House is what KAWD Art Gallery is known as in the city where the mission is to educate, inspire and increase social consciousness by telling our stories. At Kawd, Kristen Downing, works with the community for events, exhibitions, and more. As you walk through the gallery there are countless art pieces that stop you in your tracks, there is no way you can quickly pass anything the eye captures. As you enter rooms, the vibes all noticeably change yet staying the same, BLACK. You can witness…