The Problem With Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is the greatest fighter we’ve seen in the last few decades-about 5 decades to be exact. When we talk about greatness in the context of boxing, it’s easy to call upon Floyd’s 50-0 record, but what makes someone “great” in this sport goes far beyond the stats. Mayweather’s flamboyant demeanor, his ability to captivate, his dedication to his craft-these factors make the athlete stand out among his competitors. And while these traits are admirable, there’s something about Mayweather that overshadows his accomplishments.

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10 Things We Learned from Season 2 of Insecure

For the last two seasons, Issa Rae has done an incredible job of portraying the semi-bougie, Black millennial experience. From brunches to bedrooms, Insecure is a must watch because it’s so relatable, and so on point. Season 1 was definitely full of gems, but this season, there were a couple of things that I think we should all take note of.

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Riveting New Poster & Trailer Released for “Copwatch”

Gil Scott Heron’s famous poem/song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, ends with the poignant verse, ‘the revolution would be live.’ Written in 1970, Heron could not have known that amateur cell phone footage captured by regular people would explode virally on social media creating a digital revolution and inspiring The Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Joel Osteen & How Mega Churches Are Turning People Away From Religion

In the face of the tragedy that is Hurricane Harvey, there has been a lot of finger-pointing, critique, and confusion. The category 4 storm, set to last 5 days, has killed 18 people, and ruined 300,000 homes thus far. So with all that’s going on, it begs the question-why is mega church pastor Joel Osteen the trending topic on Twitter?

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Detroit Movie-A Quick Review

Last week, I was invited to the ATL screening of the much anticipated film “Detroit.” I was excited to see it, because any film that highlights Black history is a film I’m at least interested in seeing.

“Detroit” is based on the civil unrest that surfaced as a result of longstanding police misconduct, particularly, the shut down of a popular underground night club known as the Blind Pig. The takedown was followed by mass arrests, to include Black soldiers who had served in the Vietnam War.

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The Transgender Community, Boycotts & the Breakfast Club

Last week, comedian Lil Duval appeared as a guest on the “World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” the Breakfast Club. The discussion turned to the transgender community, as one of the guests that week had been transgender activist, author, and host Janet Mock. While on, the crew asked Duval what he would do in the instance that he’d slept with a trans person, without prior knowledge of the person’s gender assignment at birth. Duval responded by saying that he’d “probably kill them.” Of course…that didn’t go well. There isn’t a PR person on this planet that could make what he said sound good, and honestly, they shouldn’t even try. Immediately after that comment, all members of the Breakfast Club informed Duval that murdering a trans person is a hate crime. However, that didn’t stop people from boycotting Charlamagne, and boycotting The Breakfast Club into this week. But now, I have questions.

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8 Times R. Kelly Told On Himself & We Ignored It

“When somebody shows you who they are, believe them.” The late, great Maya Angelou had lived a long enough life to know that people ain’t sh*t. This was the legendary wordsmith’s way of telling us to “stay woke” before that was even a thing. And all we did was use the quote on Facebook when we wanted to be fake inspirational. We’re sorry Maya. Little did we know this quote would come back to bite us in the ass when it comes to Mr. Robert IDontSeeNothinWrong Kelly. How did we miss all the signs?

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Break Ups, Broken Hearts, & the Crew Departs: “Invite Only Cabo” Episode 7 & 8

As the crew anticipates the arrival of Larry’s mystery boo, Emily struggles to find ways to handle some unfinished business with hers. She ends up breaking the bad news to her man Joseph, and as expected, he doesn’t take it well. He demands that Emily stay away from Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome Agu, but Emily isn’t willing to give up ALL of her vacay fun just yet.

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Dear Future: You Missed the Whole Point

“A hit dog gon’ holler,” my father once said. For those of you who didn’t grow up with grandmas who cooked chitterlings, and the ability to navigate back roads without streetlights, this quote might elude you. But to put it simply, when people are feeling particularly guilty about a thing they’ve done, or continue to do, they tend to respond to general statements and discussions, even if they were never mentioned by name. That is exactly what Future did.

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Thank God Kodak Black Doesn’t Like Black Women

Every now and again, a celebrity makes the mistake of actually sharing their thoughts on social media. I don’t call it a “mistake” because I think celebrities shouldn’t share their opinions, I call it a “mistake” because it turns out that a lot of the things they have to say are, well…stupid. I don’t know if these guys are sniffing too much coke up there in Hollywood, or what-but it’s clear that an intervention needs to be had.

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