Editorials

What’s Your Favorite Day of the Week? What’s Your Favorite Day of the Week?

It’s Friday, and like most of you, I’m busy not doing what I’m... 

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... 

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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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