No Time to Die

Well, I’ll start with the relatively obvious: I’ve never been happier or more at peace. Anything is possible. I’m not saying that in the optimistic way, but in the pessimistic way. A few of you have at some point read Manning Marable’s excellent breakdown of Malcolm’s life; more of you I think watched the recent […]

Song of the Day – ‘I’m a Ho’

  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on December 4th, 1906. The ideals are Scholarship, Manly Deeds, and Love for All Mankind. In 2016, as much as any year before, my personal commitment to serve my religious community and all mankind has really come to the surface. So four years from now, when I […]


  First, Kaepernick.  Don’t have much to add here.  My father, uncles, cousins, good friends are all veterans so I’ve always stood for the national anthem out of respect for them.  But if the man doesn’t want to do it, and he’s expressed why he doesn’t want to do it, I’ve been there too.  And […]

The End

Relieved. Way back when, I was an intensely serious child.  Most everyone admired me for it, in different ways.  I was intelligent.  I was curious.  I was ‘angry’, in the sense I was fascinated by all the whys and hows of what brought all of us to where we are.  I was an avid student […]


My frat brother (and all around good dude) Lawrence Ross is about to release his next book: ‘Blackballed: the Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses’.  Many of you know Brother Ross as the author of the definitive book on African-American Greek letter organizations ‘The Divine Nine’.  The state of the world we […]

Tarheel Tribute to Brother Scott

Whatever feelings I had toward Roy Williams in the past, I have to give him a pass now.  Because I can’t imagine a scenario past, present, or future, where they’d ever let us do this at Allen Field House (during Late Night no less!) Good, good, good stuff Bros.  0000006!

Thank You

Overwhelmed. Aaron and I have both watched ‘Trojan War’ repeatedly before tonight; there was a ‘USC premiere’ and a ‘Hollywood premiere’ last week, so we both felt good about how the ‘core demographic’ would react.  But still… This week, and today especially, the sheer number of you who reposted, retweeted, and otherwise spread the word […]