• T.I. Says He Takes 18-Year-Old Daughter to Gynecologist to Make Sure Her Hymen is “Still Intact” Annually

    T.I. made the troubling revelation on the  Ladies Like Us podcast. What We Know: The Atlanta rapper was discussing his children on the show when the conversation shifted to his daughters. The rapper told the show’s host, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, that his 18-year-old, Deyjah, was currently completing...
  • Opinion: When They See Us – If You Can’t, Don’t.

    By now you know that Ava Duvernay‘s limited series ‘When They See Us’ premiered on Netflix last week.  When They See Us is a four-part mini-series that tells the story of the Central Park Five. Yesterday, I text back and forth with 8 people that were not ready to watch #WhenTheySeeUs. ...
  • You Ain’t Slick: Trump Flips on the NFL

    After nearly two years of ostracizing and politicizing NFL players like Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump has flipped and plans to extend an olive branch to the players.  Early Friday, King Trump spoke from the Whitehouse: “I’m going to ask them to recommend to me people who were unfairly treated…”...
  • Get Your Life: No One TAKES Black Joy

    For months, black people all over the United States – and the world – have been celebrating the coming release of something magical.  Marvel’s Black Panther, a movie about a superhero who’s home is based in a fictional, East African nation, that he happens to also be king of. The...
  • Opinion: Jemele Hill & The ESPN Brand

    It’s no secret that President Trump doesn’t agree with the media. He famously calls most if not all news outlets that criticize him negatively as “Fake News”.  As busy as a President is (or should be), it’s amazing to see how self-aware he is, when he should be working....
  • Why the Environment Matters Now More Than Ever

    In the past couple of weeks, two major hurricanes have impacted the United States. Harvey devastated Houston, while Irma did a lot of damage in the Caribbean islands and Florida. It’s very unusual that two hurricanes would happen in such close proximity to each other, and it looks like...
  • Dammit America, I Have Questions.

    I consider myself to be a fairly conscious individual.  Working in media has definitely enhanced that and the over inundation of information can obviously be a lot to deal with at times.  That said, Friday nights are usually a fine time for me to unwind. For the last 6...
  • Op-Ed: THE PURGE – Murder by Government

    Friday – once again – America made history.  Undoubtedly, there was heightened sensationalism behind what we saw, more than anything else, but if there’s something to be sensationalized, it should definitely be the Trump administration’s first ‘win.’  Yeah, let’s call it that.  Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve...
  • OPINION: Trump’s Muslim Ban: Why Them?

    I’ve already accepted that this will be difficult for some to read and even more difficult for some to accept.  For hundreds of years, “minorities” have faced persecution from white men in this country.  Actually, for thousands of years, white men have persecuted this world. Literally.  Anywhere and everywhere...