HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

This morning I learned that hip hop icon Dr. Dre and co-founder of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine, both co-founders of Beats by Dre, donated $70 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre…







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About That Uppercut Video, Y’all Are Pathetic

About That Uppercut Video, Y’all Are Pathetic

Thursday night when I watched the video of a woman from Cleveland being punched in the face by an adult, male bus driver, I immediately become depressed. Call me dramatic, but the first thought that came to mind was “Jesus,…







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V103 Talks ‘Real Black People of Atlanta’ + Why I Find the ‘Turn Off the Television’ Parenting Advice is Flawed

V103 Talks ‘Real Black People of Atlanta’ + Why I Find the ‘Turn Off the Television’ Parenting Advice is Flawed

I didn’t think it would happen, but this morning it did. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been hypercritical of V103 Atlanta for basically ignoring the viral conversation occurring about Atlanta’s overwhelmingly negative portrayal through “reality” television.…







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How ‘Crackheadz Gone Wild’ Changed My Perception of Media

How ‘Crackheadz Gone Wild’ Changed My Perception of Media

Throughout college I interned at a number of entertainment companies. Record labels, marketing/promotional companies and a sports public relations firm. It was fun. The week of All-Star Weekend in Atlanta I think I went to one class. Black College Reunion…







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Abortions, Same Sex Marriages, Love and the Soul of America

Abortions, Same Sex Marriages, Love and the Soul of America

In case you haven’t noticed, we are fighting of the soul of America. The morals, values and character of this country are all on a precipice and are extremely close to dissipating into extinction. And contrary to popular belief abortion…







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Obama, MCA and an Idiot Named Joseph Curl

Washington Times staff member Joseph Curl attempted to write a tribute to hip hop icon and humanitarian Adam “MCA” Yauch. Unfortunately, he went on a racial tinged tantrum instead, criticizing President Obama. The string of misrepresented facts can be found…







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Want to Offend Black Women…

Want to Offend Black Women…

Want to offend black women? Tell them they shouldn’t go to bed with their man while wearing a head scarf. Surprisingly, one black woman did exactly that… [View the story “Bedtime Attire for Women 101” on Storify] Bedtime Attire for…







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Five Thoughts on Chris and Rihanna

Five Thoughts on Chris and Rihanna

I wasn’t going to address this Chris Brown and Rihanna situation. I just didn’t see the point. But after Rihanna set the twitterverse ablaze last night, I decided I’d share five quick thoughts on Breezy and RiRi. 1.       I’m not…







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Jigga What? Reaching into Jay-Z’s Pockets

There are two things I hate despise in this world: when people attempt to tell me how I should spend my time and how I should spend my money. I find it both insulting and presumptuous for someone to tell…







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I’m Finally Out of Timeout

Over the past couple of weeks, I took a self-imposed, pop culture timeout. I needed to get away from the fluff of life and get back to what was real. During this time, I missed a lot of happenings, and…







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