This post addresses African descendants — well, the ones who watched last night’s Academy Awards ceremony and received confirmation that the impending Black shutout was really real — but are still looking for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize your people’s ability to earn one of those gold statues. Peeps, […]Read More MY LAST WORD ABOUT THE 2016 OSCARS
This week’s Sunday Smack explores presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Democratic primary yesterday, but will focus on the enablers to that win: the Black vote. Exit polls say that African descendants, who represented more than 60% of all South Carolina Democratic primary voters, not only exceeded the 55% […]Read More SUNDAY SMACK: WHY DID CLINTON WIN SOUTH CAROLINA’S BLACK VOTE?
The punchline: “Ain’t nobody here but us chickens.” Do you remember when Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) sued Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and accused the organizations of locking out African descendant production companies from cable show licensing deals? During […]Read More MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY JUST WALKED AWAY FROM MSNBC’S CHICKEN PLATE
This week’s Sunday Smack explores the prospects for internecine warfare this year between America’s two major political parties. As Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump — to the “supposed” chagrin of so-called establishment party leaders — wins the South Carolina Presidential primary, some party insders make mention of a brokered convention which could block Trump’s nomination. […]Read More SUNDAY SMACK: PARTY CIVIL WAR?
MIROSLAV VITOUS INFINITE SEARCH 1970 If the reputation of bassist Miroslav Vitous is not a sufficiently strong selling point make his album Infinite Search a part of your Jazz music collection, then perhaps these four other band member names are: Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and John McLaughlin. Vitous, 21 years old at the […]Read More AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD 0063
In one hundred and five seconds, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder disclosed his first steps to resolve the contaminated water crisis of his own creation within the City of Flint by unveiling a family of component studies including: Update of a water infrastructure reliability study from 2013 Priority analysis of service line replacement System map analysis […]Read More WHY RICK SNYDER’S FLINT BEHAVIOR DESERVES A NUREMBERG TRIAL
(Note: the story about how Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails pointed out ethnic cleansing in Libya has been circulating for over a month. I decided to repeat some of it here since the press, for the most part, has ignored it.) “Libyan people don’t like people with dark skins, though some of them may be […]Read More ETHNIC CLEANSING, TERRORISM AND GUN RUNNING — HOW HILLARY RUNS STATE DEPARTMENT
Valentine’s Day reminds me of a Brooklyn guy who couldn’t stand the idea of being alone on this day a few years ago, so he spent most of the daylight hours searching for a dinner date until he found one in the most remote areas of his smartphone’s address book. He then spent much of […]Read More MY VALENTINE’S DAY WISH FOR YOU
It’s obvious that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s scrying about her impending New Hampshire primary doom had led to panic and desperation — she dispatched hubby Bill Clinton, the former President who killed a Black man to be elected, incarcerated many more Black men to get reelected, made the poverty situation of Black families even […]Read More DESPERATE HILLARY
“A two hour Laura Ashley commercial.” That comment from Variety magazine explains why — in my world, at least — Jada Pinkett-Smith and or others who want to boycott the 2016 Oscars for its absence of color in the nominations are a bit late. But welcome anyway. I’ll get to Laura Ashley […]Read More ABOUT THIS OSCARS BOYCOTT