November 9, 2017

The untimely and tragic shooting death of actor Merlin Santana on November 9, 2002, is a moment that stands out as a staggering circumstance in a distinct era in black entertainment. It was a time in which black sitcoms were fairly plentiful. Stories about families, wo...

October 26, 2017

Just in time for the Halloween weekend celebrations the Netflix Original that paired 80's adventure film nostalgia with Stephen King-styled spookiness, "Stranger Things", is set for a Friday night return.

Maybe you'll be too busy getting rapped up in the revelry, w...

September 29, 2017

Last week on September 10, Vox Media posed the question, "What Happened to the Golden Age of Black Sitcoms?" In a video essay that explored what has changed in the habits of consumers and producers of black television comedies, content producer Imaeyen Ibanga flashed u...

September 25, 2017

You no longer have to be embarrassed to be a "One-Hit Wonder".

Some of my favorite songs are by artists that have only once jumped into the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. And some of my least favorite artists are beloved among fans of Top 40 radio formats as dials turn...

September 11, 2017

Hip-hop and R&B's reluctant relationship has always been complicated. Thankfully, however, the push and pull of the two genres has ended in a fruitful union. Today, we see the two genres as one. And we're able to look back on the years of their contention the same way...

September 8, 2017

On the semi-autobiographical title track to his upcoming album "Blues How I Wanna Blues", Jamell Richardson has a point to prove.

That point isn't that he's capable. The Butler, Alabama native has done well beyond the amount of work it'd take to become a lauded name in...

September 7, 2017

Mobile, Alabama rapper Rich Boy's legacy may begin and end with "Throw Some D's", which peaked at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. He is, however, in my book, Alabama's most prolific MC. And he has an unprecedented mixtape run to thank for...

September 1, 2017

Hashtag holidays typically evade me.

Unfortunately, I don't love donuts or pizza enough to jump in on those social media celebrations. I don't have a collage of pictures of with my siblings to post for #NationalSiblingsDay. And, sadly, I'd have to borrow a friend's dog...

August 31, 2017

Welcome to the launch of my site, If you've made it this far, you probably know by now a little about who I am and what I do. But, you might not know exactly what the purpose of my site and this blog is, just yet.

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