Black History Month: Do any of us actually know ALL the words to the Black National Anthem?

The way I grew up, you’d think my family would have sang the Black National Anthem before every Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. In reality, despite all the things I knew about Black history and all the many times I’d watched Roots, Shaka Zulu and the entire series of Eyes on the Prize, I had never … Continue reading Black History Month: Do any of us actually know ALL the words to the Black National Anthem?

Black History Month: Why does Jussie Smollett have us collectively and thoroughly peeved?

As of today, this Jussie Smollett business has officially gone on for an entire month. To recap, on January 22nd, Smollett allegedly received a MAGA-sponsored death threat.  Then a week later, he was allegedly attacked. Over the next few days, folks like Kamala Harris, Bobby Rush and Ellen DeGeneres weighed in with commentary and support … Continue reading Black History Month: Why does Jussie Smollett have us collectively and thoroughly peeved?

Black History Month: Do we really have a problem talking about…SEX?

I might have been four years old when I announced to my unassuming parents that I knew what sex was. After they exchanged awkward glances with each other, they asked for my definition. My reply involved standing in the middle of our kitchen and performing a wide-legged dance that mixed deep squatting with a lot … Continue reading Black History Month: Do we really have a problem talking about…SEX?