For the Culture 2017 (Year End Review)

2017 has been quite the year. A lot of lows, but what has been beautiful is that this climate has caused more people to become active. To speak out more. To be more intentionally engaged. Here are some things that touched me to my core; the realest of 2017: 1. Best Interview: Young Jeezy’s interview…

Cornel West is the Biggest Intellectual Disappointment of 2017

It is often Cornel West’s blatant bias that makes him unpalatable, even when his arguments contain some validity (i.e. his attack on the 44th president, Barack Obama). However, his attack on Ta-Nehisi Coates is plain absurd. To say that he contributes from the sidelines is not only a misnomer, but outright slander and disrespect. In…

Do White People Believe White Lies?

Monday, October 9, 2017, I attended the Ta-Nehisi Coates book release event in Washington, DC for his newest book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. As predicted, the event was amazing. It was intellectually charged and soul-fulfilling. Per usual, Coates was well poised, honest, thought-provoking, and critical. However, while departing, I made…

Black Panther Comic Book Review & Poem

When the series first released I wrote about it here. Now, as we all await the release of the film, I’ve decided to review the complete series. Check it out: As a bonus, I’ve included the dynamic spoken word poem dedicated to T’Challa: One love, Ms. Malcolm Hughes

You Should be Reading The Black Panther Comic Book

The fifth issue of The Black Panther comic book series has been recently released, and it is still as great as the initial four! As an admitted Ta-Nehisi Coates fan, I can acknowledge that I was a bit skeptical of how his writing would transfer to a comic strip, but all along I have been…

Between the World and Me (Book Review)

Is this acclaimed book really worth all the hype? Ms. Malcolm Hughes: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Do you remember still how it felt the first time you heard The College Dropout? How it was as if someone had reached into your soul and was telling your story? Not only was the…