Tagged with Black

Art for the Soul: All Black Everything

Interesting and insightful song by Lupe Fiasco about the impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and a (very) creative) re-imagination of what life would have been like without American slavery embedded in the story of humanity. He speaks in extremes, but the point it delve into this dark spot (of many) in human history, get … Continue reading

Resources: Post-Racial Parenting

Below is a great piece from ColorLines.com about “Post-Racial” parenting. The article is fact not really suggesting that a “post-racial”  perspective is valid, rather it gives helpful hints to being racially conscientious as a parent or anyone involving the raising of children. I can’t help but think this is also valid for those working with … Continue reading

Resources: Cultivating More Ethnic-Minority Ph.D. Students

A couple weeks ago I read an interesting article by Matthew Wesley Williams on the Fund for Theological Education website. It the article Williams goes through three vital elements needed to encourage ethnic-minorities to pursue doctorate work. This is a salient issue within ethnic-minority seminarians. Many choose to go into ministerial work because there is more personal, profession, and … Continue reading

A New Journey . . .

If you have frequented my old blog Ideas of a BlackWASP welcome to a new chapter in my existence in the blogosphere. It you are new to this blog, welcome to the conversation. Rhymes of a NeoSoulist is a new venture that I decided to take on after realizing I was tired of the identity … Continue reading

Commentary:Farrakhan

I am not a particular supporter of Louis Farrakhan or his ideas, but I do believe he has some wisdom in this clip. There are a hodgepodge of ideas in this clip, but what do you think about the main issue of influencing culture through hip-hop and his comments about the influence hip-hop culture has … Continue reading

Commentary: Why the Vuvuzela Horn should stay

There has been a ton of push-back against the utilization of the Vuvuzela Horn by fans at the South African hosted World Cup. If you don’t know what a Vuvuzela is, watch below. There are several reasons the Vuvuzela’s should stay: –  Vuvuzela’s are apart of South African football culture. If the games were in … Continue reading

Music 4 tha Soul

Shad . . . if you don’t know Shad you should. His lyrics are impeccable and his style seamlessly combines a jovial spirit, social commentary, and personal wisdom. His most recent album TSOL is an incredible work of art that can be listen to on repeat for weeks over and still be enjoyed more and … Continue reading

Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black

Tim Wise anti-racist writer and activist wrote an interesting piece on the Don’t Tea on Me Blog (my friend Timmy tipped me off to it) Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change … Continue reading

Princess and the Frog, Voodoo, & Evil

Over the past year there has been a lot of buzz about the Princess and the Frog which premiered in December. People were encouraged to see an African-American princess, but many were also disappointed that her suitor was not white (I value the multi-racial/ethnic aspect, but also hope that at some point we do see … Continue reading