The RaceMan Blog

28 Jun
HAIR WE GO AGAIN

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Well… That was awkward. This is always where it ends up. No matter how well they know you, or how much you’re a part of the team, at some point it always comes to the hair. Did no one ever think about Ms.

24 Jun
WOULD YOU INVITE HIM IN?

Look at this dude. Really look at him. If you had to imagine the face of a man who would kill his neighbor with a sword because he coveted his neighbor’s wife, this would be the face. This man looks like a sword-killer. And while we’re on the subject: Decorative weapons? What the hell? If

24 Jun
TRUMP JUSTICE

MUSIC – An up-tempo 1980s synthesizer. Donald Trump VO: I’m Judge Trump. Some people don’t deserve to live in this beautiful city. Some people are animals… and you know which ones I’m talkin’ about… Judge Donald Trump pimpwalks down the street toward a NYC Court Building. As he enters, he gives hi-fives to the security

16 Apr
HAMMERIN’ HANK’S DÉJÀ VU

You’ve probably seen it before. It’s one of the most triumphant and indelible moments in the history of athletics. April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron hit his 715th Major League home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record. At the time it was an accomplishment not only of sports heroism, but also of extreme focus and perseverance, during

13 Apr
THE SCOUTING OF YOUNG BLACK EVERYBODY

Last week saw the end of the March Madness tournament. Um, Hooray? Only one year until the next televised exploitation of student athletes. In the meantime, those young men and women that have been accepted into university sports programs eagerly await their shot to show their stuff, and those who wish to be considered as

06 Apr
OUR MOTHER

Shanesha Taylor was at the end of her rope. Living in her SUV with her two children, the thirty-eight-year-old mother was on her last prayers, when she received word of a job interview on March 27, 2014. Homeless, broke, and desperate, daycare was not an option. When you live in a car, the cost of

23 Mar
MARCH SADNESS

Last week President Barack Obama revealed his pick for the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament. As you can see, he’s very assured in his choice, and he should be, he’s the President. He’s also a known basketball fan and his sharing of his Final Four picks has been a tradition of his presidency. As fun

09 Mar
ANNIE AND THE HUMAN TORCH

A few days ago when the new trailer for the remake of “Annie” starring Quvenzhané Wallis was released, it didn’t take long for racists to cry foul. It mirrored the recent outcry over another “colorblind” casting decision, that Michael B. Jordan would be playing Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, in the Fantastic Four reboot. Once

03 Mar
THERE WENT THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Last week, while giving a lecture at Pratt Institute, filmmaker Spike Lee was asked about his views on gentrification in Brooklyn, where Mr. Lee grew up. The result was an expletive-filled rant that now has divided opinion on the subject and branded Mr. Lee, once again as a “reverse racist”. When my mother and I