Michael's Recent Articles

So Is BBWLA “The I Hate Draya Show” Now?

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I can’t tell if I’m watching the new season of Basketball Wives: LA because I’m a masochist or if I’m using it as a weekly reminder on the virtues of never becoming a miserable, insufferable jackass so desperate for cheap fame that I’m willing to...

I Wish Creshuna Miles Knew Better, But I’m Not Surprised She Doesn’t

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I have a hard time believing a person named Creshuna Miles – who rocks a hairstyle that gives you Wiz Khalifa, the early years – doesn’t know about bias – notably those related to race. That’s not a diss to Creshuna; merely a reminder than...

No Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke Aren’t Making Better R&B than Blacks

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Just because something sounds right doesn’t mean that it is. Likewise, repetition doesn’t bolster credibility. So as much as I appreciate Tank trying to tackle the current state of R&B, all I can do is shake my head at what’s recently come out of his...

All Hail SWV

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Over the years, the members of SWV themselves have admittedly felt underrated. They have right to considering that despite more than 15 million albums and racking up numerous hit singles on both the Hot 100 and R&B charts, SWV has never won a Grammy nor...

The FCC Owes Damita Jo Reparations

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In a “Too Little, Too Late” report, former FCC chairman Michael Powell has acknowledged that maybe, just maybe the agency he used to run should not have acted as if Janet Jackson’s wayward nipple almost destroyed civilization when it rushed the stage at the 2004...

Oooh Free ‘Em – Someone Go Save TerRio

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When I was first asked to write something on TerRio, I honestly still didn’t really know what a TerRio was. I’ve seen the name on my timelines and feeds, but it wasn’t until someone sought my thoughts on TerRio before I bothered to figure out...