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Ooh Kill ‘Em!: Black Male Mentoring and Fictive Kinship

Ooh Kill ‘Em!: Black Male Mentoring and Fictive Kinship

I love the South.  I love country folks.  I love country Black folks from the South.  I have two of them for parents.  And if you have..

A School is Always Teaching: What Deborah Brown Community School Taught One Little Black Girl

A School is Always Teaching: What Deborah Brown Community School Taught One Little Black Girl

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the news story about 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She’s a former student at Tulsa,..

“I Hate Myself!”: What are Respectability Politics, and Why do Black People Subscribe to Them?

“I Hate Myself!”: What are Respectability Politics, and Why do Black People Subscribe to Them?

You may not be familiar with the term “respectability politics”, but you’ve heard them before.  Maybe you’ve even..

Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to End Race? No Thanks.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to End Race? No Thanks.

I used to believe people were confused about the meaning of words involving social justice.  I figured when someone referred to any..

You Can be “Like Mike.”  I’d Rather be Like Jason.

You Can be “Like Mike.” I’d Rather be Like Jason.

Before yesterday, the reality was that there had never been a person in major American professional sports to discuss their being gay. ..

Rand Paul Comes to My Alma Mater: Thanks for Trying…

Rand Paul Comes to My Alma Mater: Thanks for Trying…

…no really.  Thanks for trying. I do recognize the importance of Rand Paul being the first Republican elected official in decades..

Political racism and Pres. Barack Obama

Political racism and Pres. Barack Obama

On Feb. 1, 2012, the Huffington Post reported that Republican Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal forwarded an email stating the following:..

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