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…

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…

Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Was A Celebration Of Life

Kobe Bryant’s death signifies the most tragic celebrity death of my lifetime. Sure, the death’s of Prince or Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson caused an immense amount of sadness, but I didn’t feel as connected with those pop culture icons the same way I feel connected to Kobe. Kobe came into most of our lives in 1995, as a high school basketball phenom who was also taking Brandy to prom. From that point forward, Kobe was a fixture in our pop culture lives, especially those of us who loved and…

Snoop Dogg And The Misogyn-ets Who Agree With Him F*cked It Up For Everybody

If there was ever a picture of “I wish this knacker would STFU,” it would be a picture of Snoop Dogg. When the Gayle King interview with Lisa Leslie hit the social media-verse, it became clear from the jump that a lot of people would not agree with Gayle’s line of questioning about Kobe Bryant’s past rape allegation. From then, a semi firestorm erupted. But this firestorm was nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone on social media tends to overreact. This slight overreaction came attached with a few funny memes,…