This week the nation recovered from what could only be described as a non-event, when Kanye West walked up to the stage during Beck’s acceptance speech for winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Kanye thought better about it and returned to his seat. Still, the rest of the world went apeshit. Mr.
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
I’m six-feet-tall. Black. I wear glasses. I shave my head. I’ve been told by various casting directors and agents that I look like Kevin Durant (with glasses), Bokeem Woodbine(with glasses), R. Kelly(with glasses), bald Denzel Washington(with glasses), Dave Chappelle(with glasses), Tyrese Gibson(with glasses), Tyson Beckford(with glasses), and Samuel L. Jackson(with glasses). In the event that