What Black Twitter's Response to the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Means in the Bigger Picture

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape. If you haven’t, well, here ya go: I will say it was a failed attempt at humor. Probably one of the biggest fails I’ve ever seen on the Internet. I mean, they took an iconic figure in our history and tried to turn it […]

What’s in it for Me: Black Men Avoid Marriage Longer than Every Other Race

On a prior post, It’s Ok to Be Superficial, an interesting comment thread transpired on why marriage occurs so late in the black community. I thought it was interesting and needed minimal context for everyone to follow along. I’ve selected certain excerpts from the 12-reply comment thread as follows: Wildflower: I don’t think men are […]

Did Chris Rock Tell the Wrong Jokes to the White Audience?

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard Chris Rock’s “Message for White Voters” video that aired on the Jimmy Kimmel show last week. I know. The election’s over and you’re physically and mentally exhausted from hearing about polls, pundits, predictions and public service announcements. You don’t wanna hear another approved message until 2016. I’m right […]

Living in a Bubble: A Conversation on Culture

“You don’t know who Prince is?” Jonathan asked. Tania tilted her head before replying. “I’ve heard of him. I don’t know any of his songs.” I chimed in and would lead the conversation the rest of the way. “How old are you again?” “24” “You never heard Purple Rain?” “Nope.” Jonathan and I laughed. She […]