Month: September 2016

An Attitude About Gratitude: On Colin Kaepernick, Paul Finebaum, & What Black People Do Not Owe America

ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum has his panties in a bunch about what he perceives as Colin Kaepernick's "attitude" toward America and the NFL. He actually said the following during a panel discussion of Kaep's refusal to stand during the playing of the National Anthem at games, in protest of police brutality against black people in … Continue reading An Attitude About Gratitude: On Colin Kaepernick, Paul Finebaum, & What Black People Do Not Owe America

Being the Change: Ryan Lochte, Bresha Meadows, and What Black Parents Need to Do for Their Own Kids

All the clamor over Ryan Lochte has passed, but I still have some lingering resentment of it, so I'm writing this weeks after it may seem relevant. Please forgive me, though. I'm actually¬†talking about something bigger and more important than Ryan Lochte; I'm just using his bullshit antics as an entryway into the conversation. Ryan … Continue reading Being the Change: Ryan Lochte, Bresha Meadows, and What Black Parents Need to Do for Their Own Kids