Cosby vs. Dyson, Who Wins? Nigerians

To the two people named in the title, I seek your forgiveness in advance for making your public orations the catalyst for this entry. But on second thought, I’m 100% certain that this is what you wanted to do anyway. To the rest of society, forgive me for insinuating that the two figures above are […]

The Charge: What Barack Obama’s Win Means for Black Men

The nation has spoken. Barack Obama of Honolulu, Hawaii is, will become, our next president in January. He comes to the Commander-in-Chief role facing the most daunting challenge of any U.S. president in 80 years. A war on two fronts (Afghanistan and Iraq), terrorists’ threats and the ubiquitous economic woes await him. He is charged […]

The Blame Game

At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art. Then life will find its very existence from the arts. -Fyodor Dostoevsky, circa 1841- 1881 The tragic homicides of Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson, safe to say, caught a few people’s attention around my parts. The question of whether fame is the bait that attracts […]

The Perils of Heart

Tim Thomas came out of Villanova in 1997 touted as a can’t miss prospect. He was a 6’10 basketball player who could shoot the lights out, run like a gazelle, jump like a kangaroo and take you to the hole, all with equal dexterity. He played high school basketball in the same area as Kobe […]