Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore&Lewis

The refreshingly respectful post-Grammy exchange between Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore&Lewis hopefully signals the beginning of the end of the Pat Boone approach and the dawn of the Justin Timberlake era, where white pop artists, critics and audiences at least acknowledge African American musical influences (where relevant – which is almost all the time in pop music, but for the sake of argument). Continue reading

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Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys

My hope is that every loved one among those 55 graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys is claimed by their families and communities. Closure, then justice. Continue reading

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My comment on an answer to What is meant by the phrase “objectification of women”?

My comment on an answer to What is meant by the phrase "objectification of women"? : View Comment on Quora

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Whither Emotion?

It’s time for filmmakers to wrest the balance of power back from technology. There has to be a happy medium where we get to keep the glories of green screen, VFX, 3D and CGI without swallowing performances whole or letting well crafted stories with fully developed characters wither. The time is right to bring back emotion. Continue reading

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In Defense of Armond White

How do you carve out a space in a difficult, barren land, Mr. White? When you find out, let the rest of us in on it. Continue reading

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Rest In Peace

Notable African American and African Passings, 2013 Continue reading

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Belated Understandings

I’ve put a lot of time in on domestic violence issues as a volunteer and foundation executive. But I didn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t see what was in front of my face in my own family. Continue reading

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