Very Smart Brothas

Yeah, Donald Trump’s a Racist...and So Was Every Other American President

Remember that scene in literally every superhero origin story, when the superhero person did some super shit in public for the first time, and most people who witnessed it were like, “Whoa!!! That was ...

Added July 16, 2019

Yeah, Donald Trump's a Racist...and So Was Every Other American President

Remember that scene in literally every superhero origin story, when the superhero person did some super shit in public for the first time, and most people who witnessed it were like “Whoa!!! That was some ...

Added July 16, 2019

Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart

Once upon a time, not long ago, when people wore pajamas and lived life slow, my wife and I were invited to a wedding in Dallas; ya know, deep in the heart of Texas. Because I believe that there’s nothing ...

Added July 16, 2019

Why Calling the Cops on White People Is a Great Form of Self-Care

Yoga is cool. Exercise is fine. Sex is great. Rest is sublime. But if you really want to practice an exciting and efficient version of self-care, try calling the police on random white people. You will ...

Added July 15, 2019

Calling the Cops on the Whites Is How I Practice Self-Care

Yoga is cool. Exercise is fine. Sex is great. Rest is sublime. But if you really want to practice an exciting and efficient version of self-care, try calling the police on random white people. You will ...

Added July 15, 2019

How to Have an ‘Appropriately Chilled Kombucha Boy Summer’

It’s mid-July, which means it’s almost August, which means it’s almost fall, which means it’s almost that time of year when everything dies, which means you’ll soon be contemplating your own dwindling ...

Added July 12, 2019

How to Have an 'Appropriately Chilled Kombucha Boy Summer'

It’s mid-July, which means it’s almost August, which means it’s almost fall, which means it’s almost that time of year when everything dies, which means you’ll soon be contemplating your own dwindling ...

Added July 12, 2019

I've Been Married For 5 Years and I Still Don't Know What to Call My Mother-In-Law

Later this month, my wife and I will celebrate our five year anniversary. Which feels like an accomplishment. Not because getting and staying married makes you any specialer than those who ain’t either ...

Added July 11, 2019

Atlanta’s Airport Will Humble You

I recently took a trip down to Atlanta for a wedding. It was a joyous occasion. Since my wife and I were coming in from Dallas (more on this ordeal on a future talk show), we had to make our way through ...

Added July 09, 2019

I'm My 'Ancestors' Wildest Dreams?' Nah, Bruh. I Ain't That Special

Maybe 15 years ago, upset that I couldn’t remember the details of these epic dreams I kept having, I started leaving a notebook at my bedside to jot them down. “Ha!,” I thought to myself, as I believed ...

Added July 08, 2019

Queen Sugar’s Season 4 Levels Up the Drama Each Episode! Let’s Recap Episode 4 in GIFs!

Queen Sugar’s fourth season has not disappointed one bit. Not that I expected it to, but the writers continuously find new ways to hit us with shit we absolutely did not see coming. This week’s episode ...

Added July 04, 2019

My 3-Year-Old is Potty Training. He Almost Ended Me

In my house, we are currently potty training my three-year-old. It’s the challenge all parents must face and possibly the most unreasonable of them all. Consider this: You must convince a child that his ...

Added July 01, 2019

The Case for Washcloths: Why White People Need to Wash Their Damn Legs

I really don’t know what to write to introduce this video, so I’m just going to be literal. It has recently been revealed, through various social media platforms, that some people who happen to be white ...

Added July 01, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 30: MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly 'Before I Let Go'

I’m not even sure I need to explain why “Before I Let Go” would be the final song of the 30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB series. If you’re black and have congregated with other black folks and this ...

Added June 30, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 29: De La Soul's 'A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays'

De La Soul’s sophomore album, De La Soul Is Dead, was released on May 14, 1991. Sometime in late 1991, while I was in 7th grade, my class went on a field trip, and on the bus ride I sat down next to a ...

Added June 29, 2019

White People Are Boring

Soggy toilet paper sheet repurposed as a mesh romper for bougie chipmunks David Brooks emerged from his seltzer waterbed today to warn us that the Democrats will definitely lose the Presidential election ...

Added June 28, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 28: SWV 'When U Cry'

I’m a well documented SWV fan. But since I’m feeling generous, allow me to document this again. From a piece I wrote called “An Ode to SWV” in February of 2016:Read more...

Added June 28, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 27: Junk Yard Band 'Loose Booty'

Washington, D.C., and its culture absolutely changed my life. I was first introduced to D.C.—outside of the national stories about Marion Barry—in a pre-freshman program the summer before my freshman year ...

Added June 27, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 26: Roy Ayers Ubiquity 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine'

I don’t know where you are, but where I’m at it’s hot as hell outside. It’s been in the 90s and a weather notification on my phone this morning mentioned the words “heat wave.” Well, you know what song ...

Added June 26, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 25: New Edition, 'You're Not My Kind of Girl'

New Edition is one of my favorite groups ever because of course they are. “Can You Stand the Rain” is one of the greatest songs of all time because of course it is. There’s a reason why BET’s The New Edition ...

Added June 25, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 24: Ari Lennox, 'Night Drive'

J. Cole has quietly amassed a hell of a roster over at Dreamville. One of his current artists, Ari Lennox (who in May released her debut album, Shea Butter Baby—seriously, how fuckin’ awesome of a title ...

Added June 24, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 23: Deep Cotton, ‘We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out’

Have you ever heard a song that totally had you at hello? Well, for me, one of those songs would be Deep Cotton’s “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out.” Deep Cotton is the duo of Nate Wonder ...

Added June 24, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 23: Deep Cotton 'We're Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out'

Have you ever heard a song that totally had you at hello? Well, for me, one of those songs would be Deep Cotton’s “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out.” Deep Cotton is the duo of Nate Wonder ...

Added June 23, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 22: Mark Morrison, ‘Return of the Mack’

Today is the 22nd day of June, in the year of our Lord, 2019. Since the year of our Lord 1996 I’ve been preaching the same (debatably controversial) gospel: Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” is one ...

Added June 22, 2019

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 22: Mark Morrison 'Return of the Mack'

Today is the 22nd day of June, in the year of our lord, 2019. Since the year of our Lord 1996 I’ve been preaching the same (debatably controversial) gospel: Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” is one ...

Added June 22, 2019