“Peek-a-Boo” Video Shoot

Here are some quick behind the scene shots of the “Peek-A-Boo” video shoot from 2 weeks ago. We are scheduled to debut the video at the Genius for Men Conference in Greenbelt MD on May 9th. Special thanks to Dia, Hamilton, Janks, Tatiana, Barbara and Lee for all the technical help, and to the ReevesContinue reading ““Peek-a-Boo” Video Shoot”

Betrayed by Judgement

The jury of Knowledge, Intellect, Reason and Logic convene for as long as God blinks and return with a verdict that is true A truth painfully contraire to the version batted around while lounging on our backs with smiles flowing figure eight enticed by flickering shadows of bare feet dueling in the glow of lateContinue reading “Betrayed by Judgement”

Captive Audience

Steel doors clang and rattle out dueling D.C.go-go and Baltimore club beats as this juvenile correctional facility, poetically named Noyes, braces for another classroom shift. This Montgomery county institutions juxtaposition between two distinctly different yet devastated cities isn’t the only odd combination. The 15 year old girls with 6 year old eyes and 30 yearContinue reading “Captive Audience”

T.O. Shoulda Played Tennis

Could you imagine Terrell Owens patrolling the base line at Wimbledon? With his incredible lateral movement and reach he’d be a terror. Imagine him coming to the net with that vertical jump, or the way he could wear out an opponent with his amazing stamina and work ethic. Most importantly, imagine Terrell Owens with NOContinue reading “T.O. Shoulda Played Tennis”

Steele & Jindal: What Can Brown Do For You?

The profile of national politics has changed dramatically over the past 8 months. These changing times has added a certain “tint” to politics, a brand new “hue” if you will. Okay, enough beating around the bush, where did all these colored people come from? There was a time that Representatives Harold Ford, JC Watts andContinue reading “Steele & Jindal: What Can Brown Do For You?”

Bomani on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

The guys in this week’s Barbershop discuss a recent cartoon published by The New York Post, which many say depicts Obama as a chimpanzee shot dead by police (the paper has since offered an apology). Also, Illinois Sen. Roland Burris is back in the hot seat and baseball star Alexander “A-Rod” Rodriguez explains what heContinue reading “Bomani on NPR’s “Tell Me More””

Historic MLK Day a huge success…

This year’s MLK day at the Washington National Cathedral was attended by over 2,500 people from around the country.  The excitement over the Inauguration the following day (and Time Magazine highlighting this event and your boy as the place and people to see) ballooned the normally large crowd.  We were all treated to performances byContinue reading “Historic MLK Day a huge success…”

Barack & Michelle, Please Send Sacha and Malia to DCPS

President Barack Obama The White House Dear Mr. President. First let me tell you how incredibly proud and inspired I am by your ascension to the Presidency. As the father of two African American boys with “funny foreign names”, your tenure is already a success in my eyes. When I tell Olu Femi & DelaContinue reading “Barack & Michelle, Please Send Sacha and Malia to DCPS”

Bomani on Chicago Public Radio

Many Black Americans are still trying to take in the fact that Barack Obama has been elected this country’s first black president. It’s something people have said they didn’t think they’d witness in their lifetime. And because it sometimes seemed too much to hope for, the idea of a first black president has been aContinue reading “Bomani on Chicago Public Radio”

Election 2008: It’s All About Color

Like most 30 year old urban professionals, I am completely thrilled with this election season. I am awe struck by Barack Obama’s ability to navigate the shaky political landscape that has been set before him. Between the unnecessary or ill planned wars, economical travesties, the class warfare, and the never ending battles over the government’sContinue reading “Election 2008: It’s All About Color”

Bomani on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has re-ignited the debate on what’s best for the family: moms who stay at home, or moms who work? This week’s Mocha Moms Jolene Ivey, Asra Nomani and “Mommy Wars” author Leslie Morgan Steiner are joined by special guest Dad, Bomani Armah to discuss Palin and the public response toContinue reading “Bomani on NPR’s “Tell Me More””

Real Sex…for 10 Year Olds: Why Abstinence Only Doesn’t Work

Imagine for a second, a 50 year old adult with their eyes squinted shut, their pointer fingers jammed in their ears, and their whole upper body swiveling like a water sprinkler yelling “La La La La La!” at the top of their longs. That is the personification of the abstinence only program many socially consciousContinue reading “Real Sex…for 10 Year Olds: Why Abstinence Only Doesn’t Work”

Palin for President

Did you notice that tremendous thunder this Friday following the awe-inspiring speech by Barack Obama from over a mile high in the sky? No? That’s because the McCain campaign stole it with it’s out of this world decision to select Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate. This announcement made her the first women to everContinue reading “Palin for President”

Reflecting on Read a Book

The end of last summer I felt that I was in the midst of a perfect storm, that place where conscious/socially relevant art was clashing with commercial media and the on going battle that BET likes’ to call “Hip-Hop vs. America”. This storm is causing a shift in the movement to uplift blacks, and theContinue reading “Reflecting on Read a Book”

Bomani on NPR’s “Face the Nation

Poet and satirist Bomani Armah talks about his Washington Post op-ed, “Okay, Barack. Now Show ‘Em Your White Side.” Obama is “black enough,” Armah writes. “We need to start stressing the idea that his universal appeal is partly due to his being white, like all the presidents before him.” Check out the full interview here.

Barack, Show’em Your White Side

“That’s why I chose you. See . . . you one a ‘dem!!” – Samuel L. Jackson in “A Time to Kill” So the hubbub has finally subsided. The King of Black People (Jesse Jackson) and the Prime Minister (Al Sharpton) have officially knighted Senator Obama as black enough. Of course it took a gangContinue reading “Barack, Show’em Your White Side”