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Jemelle Hill Suspended

1 month ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Jemele Hill, the “SportsCenter” host on ESPN whose tweets last month calling President Trump a white supremacist caused the White House to call for her firing, was suspended on Monday for once again running afoul of the company’s social media policy. After the Dallas Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, said Sunday that he would bench any Read More

Lebron To Trump: “U Bum”

1 month ago Ricardo Hylton 0
A few hours after President Trump tweeted that he had rescinded the offer to visit the White House to Stephen Curry and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, LeBron James took to the social media platform to weigh in. “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House Read More

A Sacred Moment: Bolt Wins Last Race in Jamaica

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPnXfbY25w4 Usain Bolt made an emotional farewell at a sold-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. Sir Mo Farah, Shaggy and members of the Jamaican press were quick to celebrate the “sacred moment.” The 30-year-old brought down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the Read More

An Icon? The True Legacy of Pele

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
I don’t think I had ever watched a video clip of Pele before I accepted he was the greatest footballer of all time. Such was the received wisdom, that I’m sure I was not alone. I heard about the three World Cups and the hundreds of goals he scored. But only as I grew older Read More

A letter to my Bi-racial (cough), mixed-raced children

6 months ago Chad 2
Selena, you are only four years old and you say the cutest things. For example, you always say when I tell you I’m a strong black man: ‘but dadddddeeee, you are not black, you’re brown.’ When I ask you what’s mummy’s color then if daddy is brown, you are always stuck, and we both keel Read More

Oh Ye Peaceful Negroes

6 months ago Chad 0
Let this invisible alien state for the record, that like Paul Beatty’s slippery narrator in his magnificent book The Sellout, I’ve never committed a crime in my life. I’ve never stolen socks from Primark or bacon from Sainsbury’s. I’m a law and order sorta guy I guess. That may surprise you somewhat because I am black Read More

Can Black People Learn From The LGBTQ Community?

6 months ago Chad 6
Nothing is truly lost until you stop looking for it. Have you watched Milk? No, I’m not referring to standing by the refrigerator door and watching the pasteurized yield of the cow’s teats settle at the bottom of a jug. The Milk I am referring to is the 2008 biographical movie starring Sean Penn based Read More

Pride, Prejudice and The Flatmate Interview 

7 months ago Chad 5
So mummy and daddy has finally had enough of you keeping the heating dial stuck on full blast. They fume when you leave your drawers on the bedroom floor and your prolonged exodus of the baked beaned, cheesy pasta stained dishes in the kitchen sink. Splashing the bathroom with soapy water and yellow plastic ducks Read More