What’s Long and Hard on a Black Man? How Katt Williams Blew It

New America Media; September 7, 2011  Read on newamericamedia.org Recently the actor/comedian Katt Williams came under fire for dressing down a Mexican American heckler during a performance in Phoenix Arizona. Williams’ uber-patriotic, mean and visceral tirade against the heckler went viral and was immediately compared to Michael Richards – Kramer from Seinfeld –- and his…Read more What’s Long and Hard on a Black Man? How Katt Williams Blew It

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Opulent Obscenity — Classes Clash at Belmont Classic

New America Media, Feature, Published: June 12, 2009 Belmont, New York -- It is the morning of the Belmont Stakes and young souls are preparing for a day of self-indulgence, honoring decades of tradition and rejecting American society’s recent calls for modesty and reason. The landing above Track 18 at Penn Station is a giddy,…Read more Opulent Obscenity — Classes Clash at Belmont Classic

Broken Glass, Broken American Dream: Hip Hop’s Come a Long Way From the South Bronx to Times Square

New America Media, Published December 5, 2008 Editor's Note -- The new art exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York -- Broken Glass -- gives the commentator a shocking view of the South Bronx during the time Hip Hop was making it's first infant cries in the poverty stricken borough. Russell Morse…Read more Broken Glass, Broken American Dream: Hip Hop’s Come a Long Way From the South Bronx to Times Square

RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Published Aug. 29, 2008  Editor’s Note: Hip Hop's involvement in the Obama campaign is not forced but the result of the awakening of a political generation that had nobody legit to rally around until now, writes NAM contributor Russell Morse. Morse is a New York based writer for New America Media. DENVER…Read more RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

Barack Rhymes With Tupac

New America Media, Commentary (Millennial View), Published Mar. 20, 2008 Editor's Note: Two of this generations most gifted orators are in the news this week. Barack Obama confronted race in a historic speech and new revelations about the origins of the beef that ended Tupac Shakur's life shook the rap world. Russell Morse is a New York…Read more Barack Rhymes With Tupac

No Country for Old White Men – or There Will Be Mud

New America Media, Commentary, Published Feb. 3, 2008 Editor’s Note: Hollywood and the primaries are vying for the front-page news. But there are parallels between movies nominated for the Oscars this year and the stories of the election, notes NAM contributing writer Russell Morse. As Hollywood vies with politics in the 24-hour news cycle, I realized…Read more No Country for Old White Men – or There Will Be Mud

Master P: The Very Image of Success

rollingstone.com, Published Jan. 31, 2007 At long last, we can close Master P’s “Where is he now?” casebook with a less than obvious answer: The No Limit Records founder and one of the world’s richest hip-hop moguls — nom de plume: P. Miller — is giving real estate seminars with the gatekeepers of personal enrichment…Read more Master P: The Very Image of Success