Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category



I have a confession: I watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Religiously. Now, before you tune out, I watch and […]

For days, months, and years family and friends of Troy Davis have been praying that his execution would not occur. […]

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

(Mis)Reading Malcolm

October 29, 2010 · 12 Comments

“All the real OGs, I’m a solider cause you told me study Malcolm, Garvey, Huey/ Study Malcolm, Garvey, Huey, their life […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of being on NPR’s Tell Me More with host Michel Martin to discuss the […]

Detroit is a microcosm of Black America. I believe if you cannot love Detroit, you cannot fully love Black people. The Detroit Metropolitan area represents the best and the worst that Black folks in this country have to offer. Detroit is under intense scrutiny as of late and the flashing lights of attention may have served to take the life of seven year old Aiyana Jones as a TV crew filmed a home-raid by the Detroit SWAT. With all the fascination with Detroit around the nation we get the problems of the city beamed into our homes via satellite, but it makes me wonder, is there more there than what we normally see?

Unless you have been in hiding, you have noticed the Census 2010 is in full swing now. From rapping commercials […]

The Hope Against Hate

March 31, 2010 · 1 Comment

On Monday night, Tavis Smiley’s convening “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda” aired on CSpan. What? You […]

Missing Malcolm

March 17, 2010 · 4 Comments

I recently penned a piece for the new website The Atlanta Post about the passing of Malcolm X and the […]

Haiti in Context: Voices

January 16, 2010 · 5 Comments

“History is not a procession of illustrious people. It’s about what happens to a people. Millions of anonymous people is […]