While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Rick Famuyiwa's new film melds film genres in an effort to trick moviegoers into seeing it's young black male protagonist as an actual human being. But while breaking down some stereotypes, it also reinforces others.
"There wasn't a lot of stuff going on in Cleveland. It felt like the city could grind you down. In a lot of ways that motivated me to try to get better at something, to find a way out and break through."
After decades of being one of the only African American athletes at rodeos, Fred Whitfield has seen the type crazy cowboy shit you can't make up. We talked to him about rodeo racism, bar room brawls, and cocaine.
I chatted with the creator of 'The Boondocks' about a live-action film starring Uncle Ruckus and a bunch of other things like black self-hatred, post-Obama race relations, and why Herman Cain is the real-life Uncle Ruckus.
Being a strong black man (or any man) has nothing to do with what you wear or who you fuck, but whether or not you have the will power to stay true to yourself. If that means wearing a dress, then so be it.
In this promotional video spotlighting Rashad Evans before his fight this weekend against Rogerio Nogueira, the voices serving both as the source of Evans's disenchantment with MMA and his inspiration to improve in it aren't just criticizing the fighter's…
I attended the New York Comic Con this year, and it was such a beautiful experience that it dragged me out of a depression that didn't seem to have a foreseeable end. I hung out with friends, met some of my heroes, sold some art, and bought some art. All