Archive for the ‘Electoral Politics’ Category



I have to admit, until recently I didn’t really know who Chief Keef was. I recognized his name from the [...]

It usually sets in much later, but my election fatigue has set in already. It’s that feeling that you have [...]

On Thursday July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for [...]

America has entered new territory when it comes to issues of sexual diversity: “Toleranceville.”  Never heard of it? Sure you [...]

“I think I’m Malcom X, Martin Luther/ Add a King, Add a Jr.” –Lupe Fiasco Building Minds Faster (B.M.F.) Recently, [...]

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.

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

Note: This is a Partner Post to Haiti in Context: Voices. Please check out both. They represent some of the [...]

And one of them is not the use of the word Negro which has BEEN appearing, including on the 2000 [...]

Do you know some Black birthers? I bet you do!