Colin Kaepernick and Nike Want You to Believe in Something

Earlier this week former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted a black and white pic of his face along with the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” I was so happy when I realized it was Nike's 30th anniversary campaign announcement. We’re talking immediate ear-to-ear grin. It was like, yes! …

When Communicating Tough or Divisive Topics, Employ a Little Finesse

For weeks I’ve been trying to figure out a theme with which to resurrect my YouTube channel. I’ve literally been gone since November – the last time I posted a video – and it’s ridiculous. I’m in the content creation business, and video is huge. I’m seriously missing the boat. It’s likely I’m overthinking the …

Geez, When Did Success Become Toxic? When It’s Black Success

Excuse me, Scott Mendelson? I’ma need you to find your mind quick, ‘cuz I’m pretty sure you lost it. His Forbes piece “Box Office: Black Panther' Should Terrify Every Hollywood Studio”starts off ok, running down the film’s stats and comparing it to some other heavy box office hitters in recent history. But things quickly take an …

Janelle Monae: Let It Hang, Let It Bounce, Take a Risk

So, Janelle Monae knocked everyone’s eyes and ears out this week releasing two songs from her upcoming 3rd album “Dirty Computer.” “Django Jane” is an unapologetic female empowerment jam where she knocks mansplaining and tells the world, there’s no point in denying the power of melanin or femininity considering how well both have been performing …

About That Myth That Black Films Don’t Sell…

So, Black Panther is like the King of the cinematic world right now, and the movie is still two weeks out. There goes the myth that black movies don’t sell to anyone except black people. The film has already broken several pre-release records including first day advance ticket sales, and it’s Fandango's top-selling superhero film …