‘The Black Godfather’

Obama opens this doc by saying ‘Some people are attracted to the power that is part of being in the spotlight, others work best behind the scenes. Clarence Avant is the latter.’ Truer words never spoken, cause 99% of the audience of this Netflix doc will surely have never heard of this man… Like a […]


  Most of you were correct in your assumption of where I stood this year, and I can’t imagine anyone who is politically aware being undecided one way or another at this point, so I’ll try to keep this short. I’ll go ahead and say his name now.  Given several opportunities to walk back his […]

The Grand Old Party

  Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn’t going to be a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don’t give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we’re all going to have to answer for what we let happen […]

The Final Call

Soon to be retired Kobe Bryant said something once I liked. Paraphrasing here, ‘Before you get the ring, they’ll say you’re one of the guys who can’t win the ring.  You get one, they say you can’t get two.  And on and on, so the talk never stops.’ So just focus on the work, knowing […]

Song of the Day – ‘Overjoyed’

I fell into this before Oscars week when I posted her covering Michael.  I generally try to space out using the same artist too close together. BUT… When you successfully cover my single favorite Stevie song… In the genre that’s the soundtrack to my life… In front of the President AND the songwriter… And kill […]

U Mad?

  As someone who literally wore an ‘Angry Black Man’ t-shirt during his college days, I feel uniquely qualified to drop my two cents on this one… First, here’s the truth about 90 percent of the ‘angry black people’ you see… Now, I know anger.  My blood has boiled red hot, especially in the younger […]

Big Words

  Now streaming on Netflix is Big Words, the feature writing and directing debut of Neil Drumming.  Taking place on the eve of President Obama’s first election, the story traces the path of three friends (played by Dorian Missick, Gbenga Akinnagbe, and Darien Sills-Evans respectively) who were once a prominent rap group, but now in their 30s […]