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 […]

Rules to the Game

by Zettler Clay The King stay the King.   This is not a tribute to The Wire. There will plenty of time for that later. This is the acknowledgement that certain arts get it when it comes to certain topics. When it comes to the topic of black masculinity, this show hits it right on […]

Bi-Partisan Parenthood

by Zettler Clay:: I was raised in an environment where whippings were doled out like credit cards on a college campus. Yet, I was spared from quite a few as well. I was in somebody’s church every Sunday, listening to somebody’s gospel album every day and immersed in the rudiments of Scripture. Yet, I was […]

Ousmane Sembene: Father of African Film

Ousmane Sembene Early life The son of a fisherman, Ousmane Sembène was born in Ziguinchor in Casamance to a Muslim Wolof family. He went to an Islamic school (common for many boys in Senegal) and to the French school, learning French and basic Arabic in addition to his mother tongue, Wolof. He had to leave […]