One does not easily go against the grain in the black community without risking serious repercussions and penalties, including excommunication from blackness.
Within the African-American community, often ones 'blackness' has nothing to do with ones blood connections but on ones adherence to popular group thought. This form of tribalism turns the African-American community into a monolithic presence that thwarts progress by painting individuals…Continue
Dear Mr. Commissioner:
Recently, Buffalo Bills wideout Stevie Johnson dropped a game winning pass in the end-zone against the Pittsburg Steelers. After the game, Johnson was naturally disappointed in his game-losing drop and in his misery blamed God as the culprit behind his board like hands. Aghast at such an outrageous accusation, the media demanded an unnecessary apology from Johnson.
Johnson is just one of the many NFL athletes that sky point after a score to praise God for…Continue