Black Diaspora, Black Family, Education, EDUtainment, Hip Hop, International Issues, Police State / 03.09.2018

I don't live in Chicago and don't want to come off as some expert of the Windy City. However, I've been noticing recent rhetoric from plenty of people about the ongoing situation in Chicago. Rhetoric that's in the right place but I feel like it's a bit misguided because the complexity of the situation is not fully overstood. The biggest platform I've seen so far was Boyce Watkins channel, one of my favorite channels. There are old videos going around of wypipo imitating Black people to commit crimes with...

Black Diaspora, Black Family, Education, EDUtainment / 21.02.2018

[caption id="attachment_1241" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Marvel Studios' BLACK PantherT'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)Credit: Matt Kennedy/©Marvel Studios 2018[/caption] In the 1800s, blackface was used to demean and humiliate Black people in minstrel shows and lower our true worth. Audiences of wypipo would laugh and applaud inhumane hate for the descendants of the builders of civilisation. Black people would work behind the scenes in minstrel shows while white men would act a fool as both Black men and women with tar black “make-up” and red lipstick. Black people were then given the opportunity to...

Black Diaspora, Black Economics, Black Family, Creative Writing, Dating, Education, EDUtainment, Featured Blog, Health and Wellness, International Issues / 31.12.2017

1. Stop caping, Stop cooning, Stop tap dancing, Stop catering and last but not least Stop falling head over heels for wypipo. Don't go out of your way to give them any remorse or sympathy. Time to practice apathy because one day, these same people who say they are not racist but keep the white power structure intact will have to decide if they want to ignore the problems of Black people or tip toe around Black issues while clinging on to their privilege. 2. Stop defending Black celebrities. They are just as...

EDUtainment / 08.02.2016

This was originally part of my last post "The Problem with Jada's Boycott" but left it out to keep the focus on the revolutionary and progressive aspects of the comments contributed to the boycott. This is just another reason why we need to stop worrying about this award. The roles black women are given awards for are  far less diverse and more degrading compared to the roles black men win. Black Male Lead and Supporting Lead - 1963  Sidney Poitier (Handyman) Supporting-1982 Louis Gates Jr (Drill Sargent) S-1989  Denzel Washington (Escaped Slave turned...

EDUtainment / 05.02.2016

*The Ptah After a twitter hashtag earned media attention by highlighting a certain award show's lack of diversity, Jada Pinkett Smith released her response to the controversy. It was a brief video, initiating a boycott and urged other black celebrities to join the movement. She called for unity and suggested black group economics to help change the current dynamic of Hollywood. She continued to reason that black people should pool resources to build our own opportunities and recognize our own works. She sounds like she wants to start something revolutionary...

EDUtainment / 27.01.2016

The return of Star War was a fan fiction roller coaster for many people across the globe. The Force Awakens, after its release last December, broke several records and has already become the most successful movie of all time. Months before the release, some fans voiced their feelings behind John Boyega, who is of british born, African descent actor being one of the lead characters. #BoycottStarWarsVII brought out the racist, ugly side of sci-fi fandom for the first time I have ever seen. All that confidence can be credited...