Nerd.Vomit: 12 Years a Slave

[WARNING: This review features minor plot spoilers] 12 Years a Slave, 2013 Writer: Solomon Northup Director:┬áSteve McQueen The critically-acclaimed bio-epic “12 Years a Slave,” hit theatres early October. If the title doesn’t clue you in, here’s the premise: Solomon Northup, a carpenter and musician in New York, is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery for … Continue reading

Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist” is Not Racist, Not Even Accidentally

So, anyone who has Yahoo! as their homepage has seen the article about Brad Paisley’s song “Accidental Racist.” It’s literally been all over the Internet like nobody’s business. The single features famous and long-time rapper LL Cool J. The song is from Paisley’s recently released eighth album, “Wheelhouse.” According to Billboard.com, Paisley said a lot … Continue reading

Black is Beautiful…as Long as You’re not too Black

My junior year of high school we read Zora Neale Hurston’s┬áTheir Eyes Were Watching God. To make a point about one of themes in the novel, my teacher pointed to me and my friend Ebony. He told the class that I would be a house slave because I was light-skinned and Ebony would work in … Continue reading