About Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is a columnist at theGrio and host of the award-winning podcast, "Dear Culture" on theGrio Black Podcast Network. He writes very Black things, drinks very brown liquors, and is pretty fly for a light guy. His biggest accomplishment to date coincides with his Blackest accomplishment to date in that he received a phone call from Oprah Winfrey after she read one of his pieces (biggest) but he didn't answer the phone because the caller ID said "Unknown" (Blackest).

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June 17, 2024
Monet is having some post-gunshot introspective moments while getting back in the way. If only she knew that her kids wanted her dead. 
June 13, 2024
I must confess that despite thinking that Mary J. Blige is one of our GOAT-level artists, there are entire albums of hers I couldn’t name. 
June 12, 2024
The cultural phenomenon and club bangin’ derriere jam is now 25 years old. It’s time we consider its place among music’s greatest songs. 
June 10, 2024
The final season of “Power Book II: Ghost” arrived, and the brokest, flyest criminals are back on their nonsense. I love it.
June 6, 2024
Ray J was on “Club Shay Shay,” and where Ray goes, shenanigans follow. He did not disappoint despite his best efforts to hold it together.
June 3, 2024
I can’t say I’ve been a fan of Sexyy Red’s music, but experiencing her live show gave me some new perspective.
May 31, 2024
In the new Eminem single, “Houdini” Megan Thee Stallion has to be wondering how she got in it and why won’t rappers leave her alone.
May 30, 2024
A Michigan man with a suspended driver’s license joined a virtual court hearing … while driving. Everybody was in disbelief.
May 28, 2024
Some of you enjoy a good missed flight, but airplane tickets cost too much money for such shenanigans.
May 24, 2024
On Sexyy Red’s song “U My Everything” Drake raps over the “BBL Drizzy” beat and it, well…sucks. He shouldn’t do that again.
May 23, 2024
I’m hoping my sons’ soccer aspirations pay off big time so we can offset the insanely high costs we will spend on youth sports travel. 
May 21, 2024
The often charming, but ridiculous Cam’ron seemed overly disrespectful toward Abby Phillip even though he didn’t have to be there.
May 17, 2024
The 2016 hotel footage allegedly shows Diddy kicking, shoving and manhandling his ex-girlfriend, singer Cassie.
May 16, 2024
The Shenandoah County, Va., school board decided that the best way to address racism is to honor it with confederate monuments.
May 14, 2024
A recent trip to a trampoline park for my son’s birthday and one bad landing made me realize that one false move and it’s an ER trip. 
May 9, 2024
Questlove, the cultural curator and drummer for The Roots seems to hate where this latest hip-hop beef has gone.
May 7, 2024
When J. Cole apologized to Kendrick Lamar for dissing him on record, he looked wack — as it turns out, he was a psychic.
May 3, 2024
On ‘6:16 in LA,” Kendrick Lamar used Drake’s playbook against him and let the world know that even Drake’s own camp doesn’t like him.
May 2, 2024
The genre-bending rapper-country singer dropped a song that jams and nods to “Tipsy,” one of the great club jams of the mid-aughts. 
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May 1, 2024
While it seems like many fans of Arsenal don’t love next season’s away kit, I can’t wait to buy a replica jersey .