Sports

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Sports

How LeBron James Silenced his Critics

  When the Golden State Warriors took a 3-1 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, most, including myself, deemed the

Culture

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Culture, Essays

Hip-Hop culture: Are Artists Responsible for the Messages They Send?

Don’t get me wrong, I love and respect Rap music and Hip-Hop culture for...
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Culture, Essays

Blacks and the Fourth of July

Today America celebrates the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the founding fathers...
Honoree Jesse Williams accepts the Humanitarian Award onstage during the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET)
Culture, Essays

Will We Stand With Jesse?

Watching the BET has always been difficult for me during my adult life, I...
Spike Lee's 1988 film School Daze dealt with issues of Colorism
Culture, Essays

Colorism: The Light Versus Dark Skin Debate in the Black Community is Detrimental

Skin tone has had its detriments in the black community for centuries, dating back...