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 […]
Dear Black America Without getting into the specifics of injustice and lack of concern or value for the lives of black men, there are a few things that desperately need our attention. First, we must abandon our selective outrage and push for justice and equality on a consistent basis. In addition to what is making […]
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.
Looks like Russell Simmons isn’t buying the bull Geraldo Rivera is shoveling. Geraldo, your apology is bullshit! Your apology is nothing but a defense of a racist, backward thing you already said. And I am a yogi, and I generally don’t speak like this, but I have to say it like it is. It is a non-apology […]
This by far as to be the best message have heard yet from any celebrity involing the Trayvon Martin incident. I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Treyvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to […]