“Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost!” – Robert Southe I am sure you were like me and spent a good chunk of your Saturday morning mesmerized by the foolery that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia. Although I was far from surprised at the happenings in Virginia from the White Supremacist, what did baffle me […]
So the last few weeks my timeline on Facebook has been flooded with folks trying to bring me over to the dark side like Anakin Skywalker or some damn body! The wave #BoycottTheNFL has turned from a whisper to a pillow talk. Even some of the cats in the UML office have decided enough is […]
Back in the day when little Danny P Ocean was a young lad in kindergarten, I used to know a little white girl named Beth. Beth always will hold a special place in my heart if not for nothing more than the fact that I remember her name. When you get my age only […]
Damn here we go again, Moguls. The Summer of Discontent is the gift that keeps on giving. And before autumn leaves fall, Summer had three more gifts to hand out; the shootings of Tyree King, Keith Lamont Scott, and Terence Crutcher. Damn! It is beginning to seem like police officers are getting points for shooting […]
It is funny how hindsight makes everyone a winner. A few months ago we as a nation were celebrating Muhammad Ali and ALL that he stood for, from his brash loud mouth antics to his refusal to serve in the United States Army. Now many of the same people who gave Ali high fives are […]
Sometime in the early 80s I was a Dukes of Hazzard fan. Not just any old fan, I was possibly the biggest fan of the Duke boys who wasn’t white. I was such a big fan that one year for Christmas all I asked for was some Dukes of Hazzard action figures and the General […]
Last night I made a Facebook post on the perceived difference of treatment the biker gang in Waco, Texas received as compared to the protestors in Baltimore and/or Ferguson. Overnight my post was liked and shared by multiple people. Most people agreed with my observation, however a few people had a difference in opinion. I find […]
How powerful is this Time magazine cover?
After seeing our annual riot special splashed across the television screen this week, I have questions. Well maybe not questions, but more so things I have noticed. 1. We love to throw the word “thug” around when it deals with Blacks acting “unruly” – The mayor of Baltimore called the rioters “thugs” in the […]
I wish this was a joke. I hope maybe this is an April Fools joke in bad taste. But whatever it is one thing is for certain, a rope hanging from a tree usually means one thing in America; lynching. Early in the wee hours of the morning this rope was found hanging from a […]
The Podcast About Racism and The Portrayal of African-Americans by El Fatiah on Mixcloud Today the Lounge discusses the portrayal of African-Americans in the media, racism, and entertainment.
I’m tired of slave movies Moguls. Good old fashion slave tales from down yonder just don’t cut it anymore for me. I’ve read books. I’ve listened to speeches. I played Fredrick Douglass for an elementary school play. I saw Roots. I saw Roots: The Next Generation. I watched Amistad. I peeped The Autobiography of Miss Jane […]
I was probably 19 when I first came to Hollywood. Eddie Murphy brought me out to do Beverly Hills Cop II and he had a deal at Paramount, so I remember going through the gates of the Paramount lot. He’s in a Rolls-Royce, and he’s not just a star, he’s the biggest star in the […]
The other night as I sat in the bed with my wife and watched the press conference, conducted by Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, I had a feeling that when ole boy finished I would have the pissed off face. As Mr. McCulloch began his soliloquy I could tell that all he was doing was trying to […]
Mr. Don Lemon sounds like a cat who doesn’t really know what’s going on in the community. Or rather I say…. he doesn’t understand the root of the problems in the African-American communities. His “No Talking Points” segment reminded me of the grumpy ass cousin who always had it all trying to tell his family […]
If you over 60 years old, do you get a pass for using the “N-word?” Bill Maher seems to think so. What do you think Moguls? Should we understand where Paula Deen is coming from?
If you don’t know about them….. Learn your history!
So apparently a Black couple wanted to get married in an all-white church in Mississippi. They had the date set, sent out invitations, and all of that. However at the last minute, the church’s pastor told them that it was a no go. Despite sending out invitations and setting a date, a black couple in […]
Let me make this clear off top…. I am not an Eric Benet fan. Nothing against dude at all, but he just ain’t what I would pop in when it is chill time with my lady friend. It could be possible that my lack of interest goes back to the fact that the homie used […]
Chuck D wants Rick Ross to speak out about the Trayvon Martin. Hell I want ANY rapper to say something. Uncle Luke, Trick Daddy, some damn body.