OPINION: Tracy Chapman’s success owes a lot to two big ’80s ideas — affirmative action and Afrocentrism.
OPINION: To mark the launch of my new podcast “Being Black: The ’80” on Thursday, here are 13 Black podcasts you will love.
OPINION: My new podcast “Being Black: The ’80s” is about Black political issues and music in an incredible decade.
OPINION: Janelle Monáe’s new video for “Lipstick Lover” is about freedom, Black beauty, LGBTQ pride, body positivity, sex positivity and love.
OPINION: The legendary singer, who died Wednesday at age 83, was a survivor whose gritty, soulful voice was a source of empowerment for a generation of women.
OPINION: Ann Coulter’s dig at Black people and tipping is obnoxious but is it off base?
OPINION: Is LeBron James better than Michael Jordan? Does this playoff run at 38 years old push him past Jordan? Or is Jordan still the GOAT?
OPINION: Trump did CNN’s Town Hall, and he lied and spouted his old talking points and attacked the moderator. He hasn’t changed. It’s gross.
OPINION: Jordan Neely’s death inspired protests designed to stop society’s “wheels.” We talked to Warriors In The Garden, a group that halted subways.
Republican Mark Robinson wants Black people to pay reparations. He could become North Carolina’s next Governor.
OPINION: The saga of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pas Michel is made for the big screen — it’s about music, infidelity, espionage, millions, and much, much more.
OPINION: Despite concerns about his age and lack of charisma, President Biden gives Democrats the best chance at retaining the White House.
OPINION: Tucker Carlson used his Fox News show to spread lies and racist ideas — and was a crucial reason why the modern right is a mess of white fear and conspiracy theories.
OPINION: A new Freaknik documentary coming to Hulu has some folks concerned about seeing people they know. Based on my experience, that concern is valid.
OPINION: It takes a lot for a white person to get an invitation to the cookout. Here are 13 white people who should make the cut.
OPINION: It takes a lot to be white and cookout-worthy. And Justin Timberlake is definitely not getting an invite to the cookout.
OPINION: Clarence Thomas is in Harlan Crow’s pocket and yet, he hates white paternalism. Make it make sense
Jason Whitlock is fearless and anti-black. He does the same job as Candace Owens but he’s not very good at it.
OPINION: Candace Owens has made a career out of being anti-Black and aiding white supremacy. But does she really believe what she says?
We think spanking is a Black thing but no it’s a white European tradition that we adopted. We’re replicating slave masters.