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B.G.E. was incredibly important…and still is.

Congrats to Waleed Sadruddin, who I saw representing B.G.E. alongside Ron Herndon in The Skanner’s 40th Anniversary issue. A lot to see in there…but the shot of Waleed hit me hard, as the issues B.G.E. was organized around are still real issues today. We need B.G.E. more than ever. Salute to all past, present, and future members…

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Cyborg #1: Cop That Son

DC’s CYBORG #1 released this morning.  To date, this is the most important comic book series I have ever read/collected.  I will defend that statement in the days to come. But in the meantime… Cop That …and as my friend Damon, founder of CNOC, says…GETCHU SOME!!! CYBORG 8 panel free preview | Cyborg #1  

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A Salute to Bree Newsome by Artist Quinn McGowan

Illustrator and comic creator Quinn McGowan​ was moved by Bree Newsome and her recent act of civil disobedience. Intrigued by the calm, serene expression she had as she was being arrested, he drew her without the harness and ropes. “She became a mythical figure right before my eyes and that’s what I wanted to convey,”…

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Shoutout to Brushfire Creative Partners

My thanks go out to Ifanyi Bell and Margaret Jacobsen of Brushfire Creative Partners for putting together this video which captures an important but often missing conversation in regards to the myth of Portlandia. I had read the original piece by Bell, “The Air I Breathe” and was struck by his transparency.  He voiced so many feelings…

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House Party 25th Anniversary aka We old fam!!!

WOW. HOUSE PARTY premiered 25 years ago today. I was 19. As a former deejay, this film was amazing to me because it portrayed average African-American teens who spoke, dressed and behaved JUST LIKE my peer group. Shoutout to the original Three Parts & A Fade crew Trent D Aldridge, Durelle Singleton, Jay Mitchell and Clint…

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Thank you Stuart Scott!

I’ll need to give this post an update to properly thank this man, and his family for the impact he has had on all of our lives, but especially black people here in the US. But in the meantime…shoutout to Stuart Scott for breaking down barriers in sports broadcasting, but more importantly for representing us without compromise,…

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