Category Archives: Race Matters

It is Possible to See Beyond Race, If Only for 96 Minutes

In the 1993 film Suture, actors Michael Harris (left) and Dennis Hasbert (right), play brothers Vincent and Clay. Throughout the film, everyone remarks how much Clay and Vincent look like each other. In fact, it is the similarity of their … Continue reading

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Casting Outside the Box (a.k.a. I’d Rather Have Jean Claude Van Damme Play Luke Cage Over Tyler Perry Any Day)

Well, it seems plenty of people are upset about my last two posts regarding Micheal B. Jordan being cast as Human Torch in the reboot of Fantastic Four. Most of irrate folks are comic books fans, bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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Why An African American Human Torch is Important (a.k.a. Comic Fans are Racist and Kinda Unimportant)

Wake up world, Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch) in the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. The hurricane of controversy, and all the requisite ridiculous and racist comments have … Continue reading

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The Human Torch is Being Played by a Black Guy. SO WHAT?!?

Now that Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been officially cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Human Torch) in the new Fantastic Four movie, all the negative crap has started to spew. We’ve all heard the crap before: “Johnny Storm is … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2014: Winston Zeddemore and the Importance of GHOSTBUSTERS

It’s Black History Month. That means it is the one month out of year that everyone is posting the sort stuff I post all the time. And that means that I need to step up my game. For my first … Continue reading

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The Lack of Diversity in Comics: What’re You Doing About It?

It seems like every day I read something, somewhere, about the lack of diversity in comics (not to mention various other pop culture mediums). Sometimes these pieces focus on gender, other times on people of color, and sometimes both. At … Continue reading

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Run Run Shaw and the Impact of Kung Fu Movies on Black America

Earlier this week, Run Run Shaw, co-founder of the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios, died at the age of 106. Shaw Brothers was responsible for some of the greatest kung fu movies of all time, and introduced the genre to American … Continue reading

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Mistaking Dumb Donald for Mushmouth (or All Black People Do NOT Look Alike)

I get offended whenever people confuse Dumb Donald with Mushmouth. People will see a picture of Dumb Donald (or in my case, they’ll see my tattoo of Dumb Donald), and then start talking like Mushmouth, the implication being that they … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged

I’m going to try and keep this as short as possible, because even though I have a lot to say, I’ve said so much of it time and time again, and I’m sick of repeating myself. Just hours ago, the … Continue reading

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The Cowardly Confession of Failed Rock Star

When I was in high school, I really wanted to be in a rock band. Don’t get me wrong, because I loved hip-hop, R&B, and funk (especially Rick James), but there was always a soft spot in my heart for … Continue reading

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