In defence of ‘Uncle Tom’ and ‘coconut’

There are few more hurtful terms for black figures in the public eye than ‘Uncle Tom’, ‘Coon’, or ‘Coconut’. Nels Abbey explores the context of this term and its modern-day use.  Read More

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The Life and Times of Suge Knight: A waste of entrepreneurial genius

by Nels Abbey Marion ‘Suge’ Knight is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time. Not ‘black entrepreneur’ or ‘hip-hop entrepreneur’ or ‘street entrepreneur’. There is nothing required to qualify that statement or detract from it. In the story of risk and reward (at its most extreme) Marion ‘Suge’ Knight should be up there with… Read More