Editorials

Michael Brown and Why We are all MAD Michael Brown and Why We are all MAD

On August 9th, Michael Brown, an African American teenager – was shot and murdered... 

It’s Only Sexual Harassment if You Don’t Like It? It’s Only Sexual Harassment if You Don’t Like It?

This initially started out as a letter to a friend, but got VERY long. After a bit,... 

My Thoughts on Stephen A. & Knocking Out Women My Thoughts on Stephen A. & Knocking Out Women

Recently, Stephen A. Smith, popular  and commentator for ESPN, made controversial... 

The Fast and the Furious The Fast and the Furious

Dear Speed Demons, You are so cool!  Like… wow. Risking your life to get... 

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Dating & Relationships

It’s Only Sexual Harassment if You Don’t Like It? It’s Only Sexual Harassment if You Don’t Like It?

This initially started out as a letter to a friend, but got VERY long. After a bit,... 

The Make-up Myth: The Introduction The Make-up Myth: The Introduction

Masters of the lie, the visual lie. Look at you. You got on heels, you ain’t... 

The Make-up Myth: The Gentleman’s Thoughts The Make-up Myth: The Gentleman’s Thoughts

Recently a female friend asked us: “Why do guys always approach her when she’s... 

The Make-up Myth: The Prophecy The Make-up Myth: The Prophecy

Recently a female friend asked us: “Why do guys always approach her when she’s... 

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Entertainment

Exercise Your Creative Control

I would like to start this review with a bit of honesty – keeping it completely one hundred, as they say – I do not really understand the platform/content of the site I am about to review. Not all of it anyway. And more important, I don’t like some of it either. But what I do like, I love, and all of it is something that I appreciate and find... [Read more of this review]

The Era of The Black Video Mixtape

I am a huge believer in independent black film and media, if for nothing else, because I think that it allows black folk to create media that speaks very specifically to our varied realities. At the moment, I feel like black filmmakers are on the cusp of a renaissance, in no small part due to the internet. Rather than wait for another studio to... [Read more of this review]

Fiasco Against the Machine

In response to our friends at ICantBeFamous.com SHORT VERSION: Sadly, Lupe’s mainstream crossover will succeed mainly because anything promoted at a certain level will; e.g. Rebecca Black. On top of that he is actually talented, so the flash-in-the-pan pitfalls should be beyond his team’s concerns. Additionally, he has a legion of fans... [Read more of this review]

Mos Def signed with G.O.O.D. Music?!

A record number of people were gathered in D.C. and burst into exaltations of joy and merriment to welcome… oops wrong awesome moment. Okay, I think we are all familiar with G.O.O.D. Music… now add Mos Def!! I’ll give you a minute to collect the pieces of your cranium and recompose yourself because, like mine, your head might have... [Read more of this review]

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