Is Rachel Jeantel on Trial? GZT Week #1

My goodness! What a week. It has been a roller coaster of high tumultuous emotions varying from utter depression to sublime elation. Literally. First, the Supreme Court slaps us with the removal of a key part of the Voting Rights … Continue reading

The Blood Record: PBS Premieres The Central Park Five

Tonight at 9pm ET PBS will premiere Ken Burns documentary The Central Park Five. If you haven’t heard the name before here’s the scoop. The title was given to a group of black teenagers during an investigation surrounding the rape … Continue reading

Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’: A Cautionary Tale

Tyler Perry’s newest on screen drama, “Temptation”, hit the big screen last Friday amongst a sort of weary anticipation. At least for me anyway. Initially a die-hard fan, I now find myself in the oh so familiar love/hate tug o’ … Continue reading

A Look at an Icon: ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’

Am I the only one giddy with anticipation to see Shola Lynch‘s documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners? The film, set to release theatrically in selected cities tomorrow April 5, 2013, is a blend of original interview footage and … Continue reading

Kioni “Popcorn” Marshall: A Young Black Woman UNchecked (It’s National Poetry Month Y’ALL)

Meet the bold and talented Ms. Kioni Marshall, or Popcorn. Kioni is being called a 12 year old prodigy poet. A title earned from her impressive poetic and spoken word skills. Her work is garnering a lot of attention and … Continue reading

Breaking News: Rick Ross not only ravages honey buns but women too

Apparently, Rick Ross thinks it’s ok to have whatever he wants. I mean it makes sense right? C’mon he IS Rick mf’ing Ross which means he is entitled to whatever or whoever he wants, no questions asked. O wait, you’re … Continue reading

Blood Record: Kimani Gray Dies at the Hands of NYPD

16-year-old Kimani Gray was killed Saturday night by two plainclothes officers in Brooklyn. According to the New York Times, the police officers approached Gray who pulled way from a group of men and then suspiciously adjusted his waistband. He then … Continue reading

Numéro Magazine’s African Queen

Above is the French magazine Numéro’s ideal of an African Queen. I guess this is further evidence that those French people aren’t entangled with race issues like the US, they ain’t got time for that. The 16 year old Ford … Continue reading