The Cypher Avenue Winter 2017 Reading-List
Might be time to have an official Cypher Avenue Squad Member Approved Reading-List on the site. In this thread everyone can either tell us what they are currently reading or suggest books that they’ve read in the past.
Latoya Jackson Impersonator; Lil Kim featured on new Remy Ma single ‘Wake Me Up’
Face it; outside of Queen Latifah, Lil Kim is the pioneer for female emcees being catapulted to the mainstream. Lil Kim was easily the first female rapper to have a classic – 5 MIC – hip hop – album with Hard Core. Even Beyonce recently…
WATCH: Office Workplace Horror Spoof “Working With Jigsaw” + “Saw” Franchise Eye Candy
You’ll definitely get a kick out of this workplace comedy spoof the the series called, “Working with Jigsaw.” The short features the iconic Jigsaw puppet “torturing” his co-workers with his annoying games around the office.
I’m Down to my Last Black Nerds Sci-Fi group on Facebook
My crossing into the sci-fi event horizon was in the early 80’s with influences by Flash Gordon, Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Heavy Metal magazine, Conan the Barbarian, X-Men comics and Millipede the video game. I feel like I must include kung fu theater in…
“BET Her” Launches in October, Let’s Pitch Hypothetical Shows for a “BET Him” Network
As this website demonstrates daily, Black men have varied interests and television watching habits. To prove this viewpoint, I though it would be fun to pitch our own show ideas for the hypothetical “BET Him” network.
I Be that WINNING Nigger Coon
My online multiplayer experience may span over 10 years but the games I play are limited in scope; consisting of Halo, Mortal Kombat, Gears of War, Forza, Titan Fall and Injustice. Halo easily being the franchise that has the most hours spent playing under my belt….
X-Men Film Franchise gets a D Grade
*Warning, Spoiled Comicbook Fan Rant* I along with many X-Men comic fans were disappointed when it’s was announced X-Men: The Last Stand co-writer Simon Kinberg would be directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Now some fans are pissed the Kinberg stated the upcoming film would be, “emotional,…
In Defense of Tariq
I’ve been a big fan of the hit show POWER since its first season. It has a good story with plenty of over the top twist and turns, chub inducing sex scenes, action, violence, in addition to eye candy. Like other fans of the show,…
Popular Songs from my Youth that I Hated but others Loved
Even though the catch all over used phrase of “hater” hadn’t been invented yet, many would’ve absolutely considered me a hater for the disgust I had for certain songs or artists while growing up. This hate was exasperated due to their heavy rotation on radio…
Reaction Commentary: Roland Martin Interviews Umar Johnson
Following his interview on the Breakfast Club, Dr. Umar Johnson appears on TVOne’s Roland Martin show to clarify his position on interracial dating, his education achievements, the monies raised for his school for Black boys and his lineage to Frederick Douglass. Things kinda take a…
Ocky Williams – Stand Up Comedian?
I’ve gotten tens, no…millions of letters and emails requesting that I release the lost tapes that were made of my rumored stand-up routines from when I toured back in 2008. I’m not saying they do exist but if they did, there is a very very…
The Oscar Award Winning Cast of “Moonlight” Strips Down for Calvin Klein
Fresh off of Moonlight’s Best Picture/Supporting Actor/Adapted Screenplay award winning night at the Oscars, Calvin Klein releases new underwear campaign featuring actors Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. The collaboration was foreshadowed at last night’s Academy Awards. Calvin Klein dressed Hibbert, Sanders…
In the Moonlight, Ocky Williams is still Light Skin
After a brief drought, I’m back with some follow up reflections on the film Moonlight. In the podcast I touch on: My connection with the film as it relates to my coming of age as a non-heterosexual Black kid. How self-identified Black Queer men label…
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