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Marie Laveau October 18, 2013
Historical Inaccuracies In American Horror Story: Coven

First of all, I just love American Horror Story. The show is amazing…simply put. If Jessica Lange doesn’t win every eligible award out there, than the establishment is just incredibly out of touch. Ok, so enough with that. This is not what this blog post is about. It is about something that I heard in […]

March 29, 2012
The Modern Day Minstrel Show

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlpvhtd1uaI&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] A friend posted this video on her Facebook timeline, remarking “Now that’s real talent!” Without a doubt, both Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. were world class entertainers. However I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of offense; in that seeing two grown Black men tap dancing is just a little too reminiscent of a minstrel […]

January 16, 2012
Another Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Well here we are again; another year, another MLK Day. Forgive me if I sound a bit cynical this year…it’s not intentional. You see, ever since I’ve had an online presence, I’ve done some sort of tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He’s one of those historic figures that you can never tire […]