Category Archives: RANTS & RAVES

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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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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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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The Simple Truth about Charles Ramsey

America watched in fascination when the news broke that three women, all missing and presumed dead for the better part of a decade, had been found and rescued in Cleveland. Those of us not from the Cleveland area knew little, … Continue reading

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Best of BAMF – Dream vs. Reality

This was first posted on January 21, 2008. I’m reposting it now, because aside from the fact that Barack Obama has now served a full term as President of the United States, and back then he was just one of … Continue reading

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At Long Last…My Thoughts on DJANGO UNCHAINED

Initially, I had no plans to write about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. But in the weeks since its release, as so many people have chimed in—both negatively and positively—I regularly find myself being asked my thoughts about the movie, and … Continue reading

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Supporting Independents (or How You Can Make the World a Better Place in Four Easy Steps)

I woke up this morning, and like many independent creators, I worried about where my next paycheck was coming from, if my bills would be paid this month, and, of course, if my creative pursuits were a waste of time. … Continue reading

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