In a word, what’s happening right now in the media, and low key in this country, is a shitshow. It’s like this Fast Company piece from Joe Berkowitz said: “We are heading down a dark path, and laughing all the way about the shoddy paving.” It’s ridiculous, but this is the reality. We are so bogged down … Continue reading The Media Is In Crisis, and It’s Taking America Down with It
Journalism can no longer make any claims to objectivity for one very important reason: The viewing and reading public is now an active part of the dialogue. Allow me to explain. Before the Internet and technology enabled us to spread information globally at a click — and comment on that information — newspapers, magazines, TV … Continue reading Sourcing the Truth in Media Is a Subjective Practice
So, Megan thee Stallion revealed this week that yes, it was Tory Lanez who shot her last month, and the internet has gone absolutely wild. I’ve been watching this story for weeks now, and I hate to say it, but I predicted this would happen. I knew she was going to eventually spill the tea, … Continue reading Megan thee Stallion: a Cautionary Tale for Young Black Women
In this age of social media, it’s refreshing to say, there are still a lot of good old-fashioned letters being written. Of course, they’re not being delivered via USPS – thank goodness, since they’re having their own issues – but these letters are doing a lot to convey the thoughts, feelings and intentions of the … Continue reading Kamala Harris for VP, and the Army of Men and Women Who’ve Put a No-Nonsense Line of Support in the Sand
I can only believe — mostly because I want to — that right now we’re going through some kind of farcical growing pains in society. Why? Because I see too much name calling, finger pointing, lying, he say she say type behavior going on, and it’s exactly the type of nonsense you engage in before … Continue reading What Do You Do When Grown People Act Like Kids?
So, Nick Cannon got fired from his long-running comedy improv show Wild ‘N Out. He said some things viewed as anti-Semitic on a recent episode of his podcast and YouTube show Cannon’s Class. He denies it, of course, and despite a lengthy social media apology to the Jewish community and a fervent pledge to educate … Continue reading Nick, Their Ball, Their Bat, Their Rules
So, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is telling it like it is. The co-owner of WNBA team Atlanta Dream doesn’t want her players wearing jerseys that state support for Black Lives Matter, and she’s firm on that. I feel so bad for the Dream players. It’s one thing to know that white people in the abstract … Continue reading Sen. Kelly Loeffler Says, You Will Not Dream in Color
One of the saddest things about being a Black person in America, probably a Black person almost anywhere actually, is that you tend to think about things through a colored lens. If something happens, the first question to come out of your mouth is, “Is she/he white?” Or, “were they black?” because chances are high … Continue reading People Change. We Need to Let Them
One of my oldest friends has a service job, work truck, hard hat, uniform, the whole bit. He often has to visit people at their home to do prep work before they start major projects that require digging and potentially hitting power, gas, and cable lines. He’s told me stories about white women watching him … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between White Liberal Rhetoric and True Advocacy?