In my latest for The Root I write about the ascension of Donald Trump and how, on this ides of March, it heralds a realigning of the Republican Party, or, perhaps, even the destruction of the party as we know it. Either way, if Trump doesn’t get to remake the GOP in his image he will happily burn the whole thing down to the cheers of his supporters who want nothing more than to break the GOP. Continue reading
When I interviewed Aldis Hodge at the White House last week I’m-a gonna be honest, I knew not nare nothing about him and even less about Underground, a new WGN series about slavery and the Underground Railroad that stars him and one of my favorite actresses, Jurnee Smollett-Bell. But I was willing to learn. Especially when the teacher was handsome as all get out!
Check out our brief convo on Soundcloud after the jump. Continue reading
This is the story of how I lost my voice. Continue reading
I made a video about the Black History Month reception at the White House. If you missed President Obama’s speech (and don’t mind my short-armed shaky cam), the speech in its almost entirety is here! Check it out.
John Lewis was asked about Bernie Sanders Civil Rights bona fides Thursday and the Selma legend channeled his inner Mariah Carey and was very much “I don’t know her.” Well, actually he said, “I never saw him. I never met him,” and thus the questioning of Bernie Sanders Civil Rights work as a college student began. I wrote a piece about it for The Root breaking down how many Lewis’ incredulousness has something to do with the throngs of white people over the age of 60 who swear they marched with MLK.
Or maybe he was just being shady. Could be a little of both! Continue reading
So, did you notice that Beyonce put out a new video and performed at the Super Bowl? DID YOU NOTICE!!?? I noticed because I did two radio hits and CNN International to talk about it. The radio hits when pretty close to perfect as interviews for me can go. CNN International was a nightmare of word salad because I couldn’t hear the anchor’s questions. But hey, my makeup looked nice! Continue reading