Is that you read my blog … and you leave comments … and that you are all awesome!
That out of the blogs in the blog-o-verse you decided to Google/Stumble/Blogroll your way onto mine. That said, here are some things you can look forward to in the coming few weeks on “The Black Snob“:
New feature “Dereliction of Duty”: Due to the overwhelming response to post on black Greek life, I started talking and writing with others about how so many of our long standing institutions meant to help black people seem to be stagnate, inadequate or worse, derelict of duty. I hope this will be a weekly feature based on items as they come up in the news as well as profiles on these institutions and their original purpose. I will give my take on why these groups were once great, where they went wrong and how they can be relevant again.
Some examples of who (or what) I’ll be writing about include: The NAACP, historically black colleges and higher learning institutions, the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Council of Negro Women, the Pan-Hellenic Council, 100 Black Men of America groups, various politicians, integration, the public school system and many others. Feel free to suggest a group, project or individual you think needs a reality check. Drop me an email or post your suggestion below.
More Incognegro: Who knew people liked to talk about not-black-black-people as much as I do? Incognegro is going to become a weekly feature that not only profiles the racially ambiguous among us, but also reports on Incognegroes in the news (celebrity, local or otherwise). A profile or news feature will run on Mondays.
Upcoming profiles to look forward to include: Unemployed Actor Vin Diesel, Ex-Wrestler turned Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien. If there is someone in the public eye you’d like see profiled in “Incognegro,” please, drop a Snob an email.
More “Sexy” people: Starting next Wednesday, I will profile an individual from my “Great Wall of Sexy,” currently under construction on Flickr. These will be every Wednesday and I promise to keep them short, sweet and sexy. You can submit your names of sexy people of every ethnicity, color, occupation, age, gender, sexual orientation, alive or dead to be added to the wall. Of course, you have to tell me WHY this person is sexy. Looks alone (while important) will not get you on the wall.
More Snob art: It might take me awhile to get this up and running, but I may revive my old cartoon strip “Nerd Girl” on The Black Snob. (Pictured on the left is the main character’s best friend Rebecca.) I started the comic back in high school when it was called “Hazelwood Central,” after my alma mater. It was changed to “Nerd Girl” after I revived it in California with the intention of publishing it (after some words of encouragement from cartoonist Keith Knight of “The K Chronicles.” I will write about the crazy weekend I met him another day.) But it got lost in the shuffle. So I don’t know when it will make its official comeback, but I will keep you posted.
More Critical Thought on Obama: After the success of the last series people were crying out for more, so I’ll give you more! Unlike last time the entries will be more spread out, not daily, like before. I’m trying to reduce the level of burnout and up the quality of the posts. But here is the list as it stands today. (You can still e-mail me for suggestions or people you want to read about.)
Former Mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown
NAACP leader Julian Bond
DLC leader Harold Ford Jr.
Rep. John Conyers
Author/TV Host Tony Brown
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Charles Rangel
Former Ambassador Andrew Young
TV Host Tavis Smiley
Rep. John Lewis
William Lacy Clay
Academic/Author Cornell West
BET founder Robert Johnson
Author/Activist Kevin Powell
Author/feminist Bell Hooks
Author Michael Eric Dyson
Former Poet Laureate Maya Angelou
Author Toni Morrison
Washington Post columnist Eugene Washington
Chicago Newspaper columnist Clarence Page
Democratic strategist Donna Brazille
Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart
The articles will run every Tuesday and Thursday beginning tomorrow with ex-Mayor Willie Brown. If you don’t see your favorite media/political/activist/author/guru on the list, please continue to submit names. Keep in mind, some of these individuals may not be written up due to what I can or can’t find via the internet and the library.
That is all! Stay snobby!