On Friday, February 27, 2016, I was the guest speaker at Southern University for their Black Christian Union vesper service. While I was preaching about unity to the student body, a different message was being heralded on campus via social media. Several students on Yik Yak – an anonymous local feed for posting ideas and […]Read more "Southern Hospitality "
On the day before the Super Bowl, mega-star entertainer and icon Beyoncé dropped a bomb. I watched my Twitter timeline grow into frenzy as the news leaked that Beyoncé had released a new music video. “Formation” is a creative celebration of black culture—specifically southern black life. The imagery of the video stands out strongly. Beyoncé […]Read more "When Activism Meets Capitalism: Beyoncé and “Formation”"
On Kirk Franklin and Kanye West Earlier this week, Kanye West released his new album entitled So Help Me God Swish Waves “The Life of Pablo.” This album was released exclusively on Tidal, so you’re forgiven if you haven’t listened to it yet. The word on the street is that this album has already been […]Read more "Losing My Religion"
Tonight for the 240th time, Duke and North Carolina will renew their storied rivalry in the Dean Dome. In anticipation of the big game (Go Tarheels!), I’m going to share the five greatest rivalries in American sports. Let the debate begin! Cowboys vs. Redskins This storied NFC East rivalry has featured many classic matchups. The […]Read more "The 5 Greatest Rivalries in Sports"
I get it. Steph Curry is amazing. He is probably the best shooter (not scorer, Durant still holds that title) we have ever seen since Reggie Miller. Steph can do no wrong in anyone’s eyes, he is a good-hearted man, has a loving wife and awesome kids. I get it. But it is still premature to […]Read more "Chef Curry Is Cooking, But LeBron Still Eats"
My Valentine’s Day Playlist – 5 Songs in the Key of Love Music, within the realm of romance, is a critical tool for creating a great Valentine’s Day experience. Music can often determine the soundtrack to a relationship, and even determine the cadence to a person’s soul. It plays a major role in communicating feelings […]Read more "My Valentine’s Day Playlist: 5 Songs in the Key of Love"
The Dunk Contest Is Back Last night in Toronto, two amazing discoveries were made. Humans can sit on basketballs in the air. Humans can fly Aaron Gordon and Zach Lavine put on an aerial show of epic proportions at the NBA Dunk Contest in the Air Canada Centre. As I watched in Buffalo Wild […]Read more "The Dunk Contest Is Back"
Jordan Clarkson “move over Farmar” In his second year he is averaging 15.4ppg, 2.5 apg, and 3.9 rpg. Not bad for being drafted in the 2nd round at pick 46. Nobody expected Clarkson to perform at such a competitive level. Look for more progress from Clarkson in the future as the Lakers front court mature […]Read more "Biggest Sleepers in the 2016 NBA season"
Much awaited new music from Kanye dropped tonight! Streaming of “The Life of Pablo” is available on Tidal right now. Personally, I can’t get past “Ultra Light Beam”. Man! Tell us what you think! Corey Johnson Twitter: @coreymauriceRead more "Kanye’s Newest Album Drops"
5 Lessons from History Every African American Needs to Know Today In the spirit of black history month, the approaching anniversaries of the tragedies of of Amadou Diallo (1999) and Trayvon Martin (2012), the foul water in Flint, and the overall boiling social climate, this past week I felt it necessary to look […]Read more "BLACK TO THE FUTURE"