<![CDATA[If I had my druthers*, here's what I'd do. I'd hire Kevin Spacey and the production crew behind House of Cards to shoot a public service announcement. It would look something like this.   *druthers, by the way, is shorthand for “if any of my creative projects go massively huge and I suddenly have the means…

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<![CDATA[So here's the deal. I've been doing comedy for about two years now (actually writing comedy for three years, performing it for two) and the bit that I personally think is my best is one that I like to call "Racist Superheroes." Now unfortunately, I don't perform in venues often where I can get good…

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<![CDATA[    So now, it's official. The NBA has selected DeMarcus Cousins to take the place of the injured Kobe Bryant, which means that we can officially say that Damian Lillard, master of the step-back three, end-of-game assassin, and the object of countless internet memes, like this:   …has officially been snubbed from the 2015 NBA All-Star…

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<![CDATA[ I recently started writing for a publication called Off the Page, from the creators of the popular Our Daily Bread devotional series. It’s a new forum for me to start talking about my favorite examples from pop culture and to show how the Bible can be relevant to everyday life. Anyway, I thought it…

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<![CDATA[ (Editor’s Note: Yes, the title is a bit clickbaitey, but hang with me. I’ll back it up.)   Yesterday, Andraé Crouch slipped into eternity, present in full with the Lord, in perfect peace. I’ve been half suspecting, half dreading that this day would come for a while now, and yet now that it has, I…

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<![CDATA[It seems altogether coincidental that on that day that most of the blogosphere has been continuing to come to terms with the growing, controversial specter of truth behind the myriad rape allegations leveled against Bill Cosby — a day so full of bittersweet reverie that the term “throwback Thursday” seems so wonderfully appropriate despite such quaint understatement —…

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<![CDATA[One of the great ironies of Justin Simien’s masterful directorial debut, Dear White People, which released in theaters nationwide this last weekend, is that although it’s aimed at white people, it’s not about white people. And just now as I was writing, I was tempted to use another, less weaponized-sounding verb, but truly, “aimed” is the right…

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<![CDATA[Okay, so let me fess up, right off the top. That is a horrible, clickbaity title, a ridiculous, derivative and obvious reference, comparing two TV shows that couldn't be more different if one of them were set on a different planet. But they have one thing in common, that thing that most successful TV shows…

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<![CDATA[Okay, that sounds bad. It sounds like I'm saying that Facebook is a racist place, which is bad because Facebook is filled with all manner of people, many of whom are not racist, and plus… it's not even a place. Although that makes me think of this R-rated Chappelle’s Show sketch imagining if the internet were…

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<![CDATA[Okay, so this piece may sound like I'm trying to criticize Lecrae, so before I go any further, let me offer a few disclaimers.   I like Lecrae.   I really, really like Lecrae.   As an artist, as a person — as far as I can tell — he seems to be the real deal.   I…

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