Marvel’s Luke Cage is Black AF

I’m a big, broad-shouldered black man from Uptown NYC who was raised on comic books. I liked certain heroes, but I couldn’t identify with any of them. They didn’t look like me. They didn’t come from where I came from, nor did they go to the places that I went to. It wasn’t until I […]

the get down

The Get Down: A Must Watch

I binge-watched every episode of The Get Down that was available. I normally don’t binge-watch because I hate the feeling of yearning and emptiness after I finish. The Get Down is addictive. It was impossible for me to resist hitting “next” on my screen. The Get Down is a lot of things. That’s not surprising, considering that it’s helmed […]


2016 VMAs: Missed Shots and Bey Slay

MTV doesn’t play music videos. They don’t even play music. The fact MTV still does the VMAs is absurd. I am the definition of the lapsed MTV viewer. The last time that I actively devoted my time to MTV was when the great RJ Berger used to bless channel with his greatness. I find more entertainment value […]

nate parker

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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


#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 […]