Lorenzo Thomas


Keeping the Flame Alive

by | Fri, Dec 3, 2004 at 12:00 am CST

Up From The Sidewalks

Yo’ Mama!New Raps, Toasts, Dozens, Jokes and Children’s Rhymes from Urban Black America In a recent airline magazine interview, hip-hop music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’s business advisor Jameel Spencer pointed out that “urban” is a term that no longer … Read More



Countee Cullen and the 4th of July

July 2002 marked the sesquicentennial of Frederick Douglass’ magnificently searing oration “What to the American Slave is Your Fourth of July?” Looking around him in 1852, Douglass declared that it was not enough to praise the Founding Fathers and laud … Read More