As I sit here, only 12 or so hours away from the airing of Leaving Neverland, the HBO documentary that apparently goes into extremely explicit details about Michael Jackson’s rape and molestation of at least two children, I'm realizing that the days of writing Michael Jackson off as an amiable weirdo for whom pedophilia was beyond his gloved reach are coming to an end. READ MORE
A celebration of the life and legacy of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, in his own words and rhymes.
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In the immortal words of Chuck D and Gary Byrd, "Every Brother ain't a brother!" The Normalization Negroes are a collection of Black people who are attempting to normalize and make acceptable Donald Trump and his populist bigotry.
Hey Kobe, it was a great run — really it was. But it's just starting to get sad. As much as I hate to say it ... well, I think my business partner Marsellus Wallace said it best 20 years ago in Pulp Fiction:
While it goes without saying that the terrorist attack was heinous and inexcusable, it shouldn’t have come as that much of a surprise to anyone, especially the editors and staff of Charlie Hebdo who apparently made a habit of tempting fate by antagonizing Islam’s extremely radical fringe elements with depictions of Muhammad that even a casual viewer would find distasteful.
The journalist in me knew I shouldn't have let this slide last year. However, being well-versed in the art of challenging injustice, however minor or major, wherever I encounter it, I thought the issue had been sufficiently resolved.
Injecting the history and imagery of the American slave trade into any racial debate is certain to to stoke certain passions, emotions and anger. The word “slavery” itself is often bandied about to put an exclamation point on any topic — even if the links may be tenuous, construed more of hyperbole and emotion than fact and circumstance.
Essentially I just assume the average 80-year-old, rich, white American man harbors a certain amount of racial animus and belief in racial stereotypes, held back by a filter comprised of equal parts common sense and fear of societal repercussions.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no such filter.
Please pardon my naiveté, but being that it's 2014, I just erroneously assumed there were certain matters that we as a society had long-since laid to rest, chief among those being the notion of White Jesus.