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Today is election day–did you vote?

February 22, 2011 by


Drop by any black household, visit any black church or tune in to the chatter at any black beauty salon in America and you are bound to hear the gripes of what it means to be black in America and how we are never given a fair shake. So why is it that today, Feb. […]

Ishuz Ent. Presents Afrodisiology 101

February 18, 2011 by


Looking for something to get into tonight on this extended Presidents’ Day weekend (well, for those of us who are lucky enough to have a three-day weekend)? Check out Ishuz Entertainment tonight at Jak’s tap, 901 W Jackson, for their show, “Afrodisiology 101.” If you’re into Rihanna, Kim Zolciak or other “singers” who can’t really sing, then this […]

Pepsi’s SuperBowl commerical–offensive or not so much?

February 9, 2011 by


Every since Sunday’s SuperBowl, I’d been hearing rumblings about the Pepsi Max commercial, in which a black woman is depicted slamming her husband’s head into the counter, smashing soap into his mouth and a host of other unflattering portrayals. At first, I thought people were probably overreacting, but now that I’ve seen it myself, I […]

Unprofessional professionals – Dealing with negative comments about black-owned businesses

January 24, 2011 by


I know in the African American community, some tend to be hypercritical of black-owned businesses. It’s not uncommon to hear: “Oh, well it’s black-owned, so what did you expect?” I have a problem with this and similar comments for two main reasons: 1) The African American community is clearly outnumbered by other businesses, not only because of […]

Innocent until proven guilty? Why mugs in the news are a bad idea

January 6, 2011 by


One of the greatest appeals of being an American is the democratic society in which we live,one that guarantees a fair trial, access to justice for all and innocence until proven guilty in our court of law. We know these are the promises made by our forefathers, but we know that reality paints a very […]

Are criticisms of Oprah’s new network out of ignorance?

January 3, 2011 by


On Sunday, Jan. 2, Oprah Winfrey made history, introducing the highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN for short. The network features rich content from a variety of Oprah’s “all-stars,” including Suze Orman, Dr. Phil and and even the queen herself. Formerly the Discovery Health Channel, OWN’s around-the-clock educational and inspirational programming should be fitting for all […]

Is Steve Harvey hustling black women?

December 15, 2010 by


After his last best-selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” Steve Harvey is back with yet another “guide” for black women on how to get a keep a man. While I appreciated his humorous and even truthful points in the first book, I couldn’t help but to ask myself why there were […]