A Ridiculous Story About Getting Petty Larcenied by a Crackhead 20 Years Ago to the Day on September 29, 1998

On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…

NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course

In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

When the Beat Drops Proves That Bucking Started With Black Women and Thrived in Atlanta's LGBT Community

Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.

Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge

Don’t let Love & Hip-Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta or even Chrisley Knows Best fool you. The most valuable real estate in metro Atlanta isn’t in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Midtown or even the gentrifying neighborhoods of SWAT (Southwest Atlanta). Nope, the most valuable real estate in Atlanta are those elusive 5'…

The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 years ago this year, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky…