Dear Future Black Presidential Candidates..

Dear Future Black Presidential Candidates, Your blackness will have to shine like a diamond chain in an early 2000’s Cash Money video. Your blackness will have to be authentic and organic. Your blackness cannot be a steroid induced two-piece from Church’s. Your blackness must not be something you can turn on when you visit the local fried chicken joint or the Soul Train Awards, then turn off when you visit farmers in Iowa. When you visit those white folk farmers in Iowa, you need to remind them that you are…

Kaepernick’s Unapologetically Black Job Interview

Code switching is a necessity for black folks to walk in, survive and thrive in Corporate America because Corporate America either looks down on black culture, or just simply ignores it. In Corporate America, the white American culture usually dominates the workspace, with cold turkey mayonnaise sandwiches, while running their cold AC in the middle of the winter, contemplating why the majority black people in the office still have their coats on. In Corporate America, you will hear people at the “water cooler” gleefully discuss their favorite Friends episode before…

10 Questions: Myles Garrett and When Football Players, Football

1.) So what exactly happened? I know Myles Garrett attacked the white fellow with the white fellow’s own helmet after ripping it off, but what made Myles Garrett continue footballin’ after the football play was over? 2.) Was Myles Garrett kicked or punched or kicked AND punched in the testicles for doing too much football on the white fellow? 3.) Did anyone even watch the game? I know some of us are protesting football and some of us simply didn’t watch that shit because it was the Browns vs. Steelers.…

Elijah Cummings Loved Black Folks

Elijah Cummings loved black folks before you could be verified on Twitter for loving black folks or get love likes on Facebook because you wrote a post about loving black folks. Elijah Cummings loved black folks in in 1950’s and 60’s segregated Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born and raised. He was raised to love black folks because Baltimore showed Elijah Cummings first hand that black folks needed to be loved. In elementary school, Cummings was part of a group of black folks who helped to integrate swimming pools in…

We Need More Mamie Till’s and Less White Forgiveness

In the case of Botham Jean a court judge not only gave hugs to a convicted murderer, Amber Guyger, she set a precedent and issued a license to kill our people within the justice system. Some may see her act and the brother of Botham’s Jeans willingness to forgive as an act of mercy rooted in Christ centered love, but to use God in the name of oppression of our people is dangerous and irresponsible. Not even God loved like that. If you are a believer you know he vehemently…