The Reign of April

At the intersection of race, politics and pop culture.

The Reign of April

At the intersection of race, politics and pop culture.

The Reign of April

At the intersection of race, politics and pop culture.

The Reign of April

At the intersection of race, politics and pop culture.

The Reign of April

At the intersection of race, politics and pop culture.

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Latest Blog Posts

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Why I am NOT Ready for Hillary

My latest for Ebony Magazine discusses the inroads The Clinton Machine will need to make with many in the Black community if Hillary wants to run, and win, in 2016.

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In UN Speech, President Obama takes on ISIL and, Briefly, Ferguson

Ebony.com commissioned this piece, an analysis of President Obama’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Here is the result. Please feel free to comment on the article itself and...

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Your Thoughts: Affection Between Male Family Members

  We are talking about some of the recent cases of domestic violence that are in the news: Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson specifically.  The conversation broadened into a discussion...

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The Buck Stops with Congress, not President Obama, for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This is the first piece of mine that Ebony published. Please feel free to comment directly on the site and share it from there. I couldn’t resist:

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For the Love of God – Short Film

    Post-racial America.  That’s what we’re supposed to be living in, right? Our first Black President and First Family are thought to be significant gains by people of color...

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President Obama Is Not Our Savior

I have been a President Obama supporter since he declared his candidacy on that cold February day in 2007. He hasn’t always done things the way I would have preferred,...

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Samahope – My New Passion

The BlogHer 10th Anniversary conference provided so many opportunities to be inspired. As a first-time attendee, I experienced a dizzying number of sessions from which to choose. On Friday afternoon, I...

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The Farce of Boehner’s Lawsuit

  John Boehner, current Speaker of the House of Representatives, has been threatening to file a lawsuit against President Obama and the Obama Administration for weeks now.  Just today, it...

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Does President Obama have “Daddy Issues?”

On February 15, 2013, President Obama traveled to his home of Chicago to speak on “strengthening the economy of the middle class.”  Despite the official title provided by the White...