Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

Why I Didn’t Laugh at Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin on SNL

The magnificent Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin but, this time, I didn’t laugh. Fey’s performance, again, was brilliant. Sarah Palin’s horrifying endorsement speech, however, was already comedic gold. I couldn’t laugh at Tina Fey’s mockery of Palin because I was physically unable to express confidence in my ability to escape reality. Escapism is…

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My Memories Of Cadalack Ron

When I heard Cadalack Ron passed away this weekend, my mind immediately snapped back to an interview I did with him March. “Do you ever ask yourself how you’re still alive?” I asked him, after 10 minutes of him telling one harrowing life story after another. “Dude,” Ron said, as he made indelible eye contact with me. “But…

Black Women Share Their Hair Stories ft. Amandla Stenberg

Even in 2016, some folks are still having trouble wrapping their brains around the fact that different races have different types of hair and, therefore, a naturally different hairstyle. It’s deeper than hair choices–being forced to adhere to white beauty standards takes a psychological toll on black women.  Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games star and Teen Vogue cover…

NEW MUSIC: Mason – “Flaws” (prod. by FortuneWest)

The first words of Philadelphia area native emcee Mason‘s new track are “I ain’t perfect”; which is quite fitting, considering the song is entitled “Flaws”. Produced by FortuneWest, it’s a single off the duo’s upcoming Gods We Were EP. Over a throwback-styled beat with a soulful vocal sample chopped throughout, Mason preaches the virtues of accepting one’s…

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