Tagged: Harry Allen

Jay Electronica, Toure and Nikola Tesla Walk Into A Bar…

“Exhibit C” EP Artwork

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” ~Nikola Tesla

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, the way to my heart is through insightful analysis of Hip Hop and rap music. Food is also good. Continue reading

President Obama Does The View

Photo via nytimes.com

I love how Barbara Walters came back for this one and all the ladies are dressed in funerary garb to reflect the gravity of the moment, discussions about the president being on twitter. Sadly this president is saddled with being a cultural, economic and political president, which I’m sure he loves, but it gets to be a little too much fun to ask him questions about Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Snooki for my liking. Continue reading

BHM Quote: Harry Allen On Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit C”

Here on sofreshansogreen.com we’re in the middle of Black History Month Quotes and Jay Smooth Quotes Week. I’m interrupting the latter to bring you the words of Harry Allen as part of my response to comments on my post about Tavis Smiley ending his State of the Black Union address.

I made some glowing remarks about journalist Mr. Allen the Media Assassin in that post. For me, what those panels are missing are voices from persons like Harry Allen, Rosa Clemente and Jay Smooth.

Anyway, I have a lot of respect for Mr. Allen and his intelligence. He’s is considered by some to be the only Hip Hop journalist ever, cause he’s that dude. So rather than actually posting the love letters to Harry Allen’s brain that I will never send him with some quote, I’ve decided to post this instead and this is why. Continue reading

Tavis Smiley Ends State Of The Black Union– What Now?


Talk show host Tavis Smiley has decided to end his annual State of the Black Union Conference. In 2005 the conference spawned the book “Covenant with Black America,” about issues in black community.

In more recent times the conference took a very critical tone towards President Barack Obama.

“[The State of the Black Union] doesn’t have the premium that it used to have – and that’s a good thing,” Tavis Smiley, The Associated Press.

Seems to me Obama as the first Black president was such a game changer conference regulars weren’t sure how to react. Which is fine because many of us didn’t, but I find their harsh tone is suspicious. As a nightly half-hour talk show host on PBS Smiley has facilitated many conversations about President Obama not being Black enough, acknowledging Black people, and not standing up for Black people enough.

I think the last criticism is valid because Continue reading