Editorials

The Power of Mediocrity The Power of Mediocrity

“It’s a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares anymore; nobody gets excited... 

Hey Rule Nazis…It’s Not That Serious Hey Rule Nazis…It’s Not That Serious

Dear Rules Nazis, I hate you. Sincerely, Me. Rules. Although I hate them, I love... 

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... 

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... 

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Dating & Relationships

The Not Cheating Challenge The Not Cheating Challenge

I know what you’re thinking, but she’s a personal trainer. Have you ever... 

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... 

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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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