Mark Anthony Neal

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The Genius of George Jefferson

The Genius of George Jefferson

As George Jefferson, Hemsley’s career is a reminder of what was at stake for a generation of Black actors.

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

When an icon such as Prince Rogers Nelson transitions, he becomes a torch for both…

Without a Name, Feminism Shaped My Life

Frankly, when posed with questions about how I came to Black Feminism, I am often…

Brittney Griner and Jason Collins

A Letter of Love to Brittney Griner and Jason Collins

Dear Brittney and Jason, We are a small collective of Black male writers, activists, cultural…

“Fair Use,” Al Green and President Obama’s Reelection Campaign

A few years ago, filmmaker and conceptual artist Pierre Bennu produced a video treatment for…

#BlackFolkSwimFast:Cullen Jones and Lia Neal Are Headed to London

Swimming has been both a source of humor and trepidation within Black communities.  While the…

[REVIEW] Soul Man Revived:Bobby Womack’s The Bravest Man in the Universe

“As a singer grows older, his conception goes a little bit deeper, because he lives…

CUBE THEORY: O’SheaJackson, All Grown Up

There’s a poignant moment at the end of Boyz in the Hood, where Trey (Cuba…

TUPAC RESURRECTION:The Man, The Myth and The Hologram

By now you’ve likely seen footage of Tupac’s “performance” at the recent Coachella Music Festival.…