Kamala D. Harris and the Powerful Black Woman’s Dilemma

So, the candidates for the 2020 presidential election are out, and the mudslinging and excessively intrusive background investigating has begun with a vengeance. What struck me this week? The narrative on Kamala D. Harris as a gold digger because she dated a married man – get this – 20 years ago. Now, for the record, … Continue reading Kamala D. Harris and the Powerful Black Woman’s Dilemma

Silence, Armchair Activism, and Award Shows: Why More Men Should Speak Out

There’s a certain amount of arrogance in choosing to remain silent. There’s also resolve. You could throw in some privilege, a hint of the spoiled, disgruntled and the rock solid certainty that what has gone before absolutely does not definite what is or what will be. I’m talking about myself here. But I’m also talking … Continue reading Silence, Armchair Activism, and Award Shows: Why More Men Should Speak Out

Megan Kelly Doesn’t Know Why Blackface Is Wrong on Halloween

So, NBC allegedly officially gave Megan Kelly the boot today following comments she made on her morning show Tuesday, ostensibly wondering why blackface in Halloween costumes is racist. I literally hate the fact that I have to type my own name over and over – simple spelling not withstanding – as I unpack why she … Continue reading Megan Kelly Doesn’t Know Why Blackface Is Wrong on Halloween

Nicki Minaj and the Power of an Image to Create Controversy

Nicki Minaj is one of those celebrities that makes headlines as a matter of course. She doesn’t have to do much. Thanks to her enhanced curves, racy rap lyrics and unsmiling, unapologetically sexual visage, just standing there in one of her over-the-top costumes is usually enough. Case in point, her recent shoot for Elle, which … Continue reading Nicki Minaj and the Power of an Image to Create Controversy