Richard Wright’s Native Son – Discussion

  I'm reading Richard Wright's Native Son for our quarterly book club at Uni. We've had one meeting so far and it was pretty good. We touched on topis such as Bigger's lack of emotion, sense of responsibility, the way he lives in a dream world where everyone has all the stuff whites do. Or … Continue reading Richard Wright’s Native Son – Discussion

Social divide among low, middle and upper class blacks you say? Well no shit…

This is a total no-brainer to me that is once again touted as something new and shiny for people to go, really? I would have never have thought that! Poor black folks don't like middle class black folks usually. The rest of us don't like those uppity negroes who ahve the gall to be upper … Continue reading Social divide among low, middle and upper class blacks you say? Well no shit…

Bomani is more than “Read a book!” Check this out

I've been saying for a while that this cat is pretty damn cool. And there's a lot more to him than "Read a Book" Go check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/knotarapper His Punch Line Smarts Hip-Hop Parodist Bomani Armah Juggles Sense of Humor and Identity By Kevin Merida Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, November 22, 2007; … Continue reading Bomani is more than “Read a book!” Check this out

Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?

For anyone who may be a frat or soror at/alum of an HBCU. Any thoughts on this topic? Diverse Web Chat Please join us for an exciting Web chat discussion about the state of Black Greek Letter Organizations at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Our panel includes: Dr. Ricky L. Jones, associate professor … Continue reading Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?

Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-trice_24sep24,0,5167025.column?coll=chi_news_local_util Jena 6 case isn't perfect, but it's clear Dawn Turner Trice September 24, 2007 During the civil rights movement, leaders were extremely picky about the people chosen to represent the cause. Before Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat in the back of that Montgomery, Ala., bus, for example, others had … Continue reading Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps

Lauredhel posts about some breast surgery that isn't breast surgery according to the docs who invented it. 2049live posted about the Twin Towers Alliance Interview [he's working on their site] KittieKattie posted an excellent essay on that one black kid and Overt Racism being less than a generation away Karnythia posted some interesting thoughts about … Continue reading In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps

Dating “outside” … some thoughts.

Could Mr Right be White? Or dating 'outside' comes into practice for black women My friend Fard did a very good post on his LJ about this topic. You can find it here. Here's my comment. My 0.02 Meant to comment earlier. I agree and its sad, very sad that black women seem to be … Continue reading Dating “outside” … some thoughts.

Did I miss a memo?

Put under a cut so I can stop getting such jack ass comments on this old post. Something that really bothered me today... as I was walking to meet a friend for lunch, 3 young black men were walking in front of me. Each of them damn near broke their necks to ogle any woman … Continue reading Did I miss a memo?