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Nate Parker and Thinking Critically

Nate Parker is at the center of controversy. Two months ahead of the release of his highly anticipated movie, Birth of a Nation, his 1999 sexual assault charges have come up. Many Black folks are disappointed with him, specifically with his commentary regarding that time in his life. Some people are boycotting his film as a result. […]

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Suicide Squad Review

Suicide Squad was something I was looking forward to ever since it was announced. I remember watching Assault on Arkham and thought that it was amazing. The idea of a cast featuring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Ike Barinholtz bringing that to life made me all tingly. Couple that with Ben […]

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I Am Black

I Am Frightened. I’m a black man who’s supposed to be willing to bring children into this world with my wife. I’m scared that either they’ll be taken away from me, or that I’ll be taken away from them. Someone else’s preconceived notions about the color of our skin are the main culprits to any […]

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Awards

Another year, another season of Game of Thrones is in the books! I know I’m six years late to the game, but considering that I binged through four and a half seasons a year ago to catch up, I feel like I owe it to you guys to give my commentary on this past season. […]

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Black Twitter vs Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is relevant today because he said some pretty weak shit on Twitter following the Spirit Bomb of Blackness that was Jesse Williams’s incredible speech at the 2016 BET Awards. You’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. Let’s talk about it. Look man, I like the homie’s music, and I like his Southern Hospitality restaurant, but […]

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Another Open Letter to Steph Curry

Dear Steph Curry: I wrote to you this time last year, when you made it to the NBA Finals. I wrote all about how you’re my current favorite player, how upset I was when you were drafted one spot ahead of my beloved, if not cursed, Knicks team. I expressed my admiration of your success […]

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#WIggzFit: A Fitness Journey

The majority of my adult life has been a struggle with my weight. I never cared to have the best physique, or be ridiculously strong, I never wanted to be skinny or brollic, or cut like an action figure. I just always wanted to be healthy. I do wish that I didn’t have love handles […]

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Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War was a movie that I’ve been looking forward to well before it was ever officially announced, and well before comic book movies became the box office norm. Captain America: Civil War, dropped last week,and all of the hype was well worth it. It’s too early to call it, but I may have seen my favorite comic book […]

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We Created Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. He is six short months away from fulfilling The Simpsons prophecy of becoming the President of the United States of America. Let that sink in. Something that seemed impossible a year ago is a realistic option now, and we all did it. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Foreigners, even Extraterrestrials, we are […]

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Larry Wilmore was Brilliant

Barack Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinners have all had entertaining moments, from The Birth Certificate to Luther: Anger Translator. Last week, Barack Obama’s final set was, as usual, light-hearted fun. It reinforced the belief that Barack Obama has run out of fucks to give, and is just serving up shade by the spoonful. Larry Wilmore, […]