Archive for July, 2010

“Justice for Oscar Grant!” As I sit in front of these keys I know that I could have written this […]

Our NAACP Problem

July 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

Recently, a firestorm surrounding Shirley Sherrod erupted. A spliced video of her speech ended in her force resignation from the USDA and condemnation by the NAACP. Following the debacle, there were multiple editorials and comments about the failures of the NAACP. While I completely agree the NAACP and USDA failed to respond appropriately to Sherrod, I don’t think the picture that has been painted of the NAACP is accurate or contemporary. Beneath I offer some reasons why and what it means for movement building.

So you all know that I’m a hater of Drake (here’s a partial explanation offered by Marc Lamont Hill), nothing […]

For a few years now, Michael Steele has been trying to meet me on Beat Street by being more “Hip-Hop” […]

With the World Cup coming to an end yesterday in South Africa, here’s my commentary on African-Americans and World Cup […]

1) Isn’t WorldStarHipHop just the digital equivalent of BET? 2) Speaking of which, why does Riff Raff (of from G’s […]