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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

#MeToo and #TIMESUP: Beyond Shaming Gross Hollywood Dudes

Trigger Warning: This piece contains a detailed account of a non-consensual sexual encounter. About three and a half years ago, I lost a close friend....

Chris Brown and Vilified Celebrities

Almost half a million tweets, and counting, have poured in about the Chris Brown standoff with Los Angeles police. When you search the keyword...

Pokémon GO: Black Reality Interfacing With Augmented Reality

The original article can be found on my blog here.  Pokémon GO is great! This game has millions of gamers and counting from around the world...

LeBron and Celebrities (Un)Effectively Using Their Fame

NBA.com broke the news of LeBron James being the executive producer of an upcoming multipart documentary on the life of Muhammad Ali. Last month,...

DJ Khaled’s School of Personal Branding

DJ Khaled is up to somethin'. Being able to brand yourself is an essential skill in this era. He could easily tell you how. But...

We Care About Draya’s Hoeness…Why?

Draya's greatest contribution to society thus far came in 5 words during a Breakfast Club interview in 2013: Your hoeness can get deleted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwK7UpzkwdM If Drake ever...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...