Beyonce as Black Conscious?

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

My consistent criticism of popular culture is its often indifference to contemporary conflict. Admittedly Hollywood offers starlets, singers and others of the same sort a view from the top that all too frequently distances them from reality. Reality, well specifically speaking- black reality observes a prominent presence in Superstar Beyonce's latest video Formation. While the [...]

Remembering Amelia Boyton Robinson, The Last of a Dying Breed

Remembering Amelia Boyton Robinson, The Last of a Dying Breed

On Wednesday, the world lost one of its most courageous spirits- Amelia Boyton Robinson. While her one hundred and four years sounds plentiful to most, the melancholy feelings that linger in her absence marks the tragedy of a breed that is literally dying or dead.        Boyton Robinson was a pivotal presence in [...]

When it All Falls Down: Why I Finally Lost Respect for Kanye

Before I get into my dissatisfaction, I feel inclined to issue a statement of disclosure. I acknowledge that celebrities, be it actors, singers, athletes adopt a persona created to target a specific demographic for profit.With that said, I have officially lost respect for rapper Kanye West. While my criticism comes from a personal standpoint, my [...]