Black Privilege (The Fried Chicken and Watermelon Legacy)

Disclaimer: If you are easily offended by any discussion of race that doesn't end in "let's all hold hands and share love across the world because in the end we're all one race:the human race" then stop reading this now. If you just so happen to not be Black and are deeply disturbed by the … Continue reading Black Privilege (The Fried Chicken and Watermelon Legacy)

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We’ve All Gone Mad [Why me and Don Draper ain’t vibing]

The NAACP Image Awards were filmed recently and I know they're going to air in the next week or so but of course a majority of the highlights are already on Youtube. As I was perusing the various clips I came across one of Kerry Washington beingĀ honoredĀ for her political activism and I was like "Go … Continue reading We’ve All Gone Mad [Why me and Don Draper ain’t vibing]

Skeletons in the closet [why I never talk about Hurricane Katrina]

As you all know I'm from New Orleans. For about four years after the storm telling people that I was from New Orleans was always followed by some variation of the question, "Well how did you fair in the storm?" The storm of course being Hurricane Katrina, a big ol' storm that basically raped the … Continue reading Skeletons in the closet [why I never talk about Hurricane Katrina]

Photos, the Klan, & Old Negro Spirituals

The big buzz on the USM campus is the upcoming Ku Klux Klan photo exhibit which arrives on USM's lovely campus next week. This buzz is a welcomed but sticky relief from the past two weeks buzz. Why welcome? Because the latest big thing on USM's campus was the mourning of Mugshots, a local bar … Continue reading Photos, the Klan, & Old Negro Spirituals