A series of comedy sketches on “Chappelle’s Show” in the early 2000s featured the inimitable Dave Chappelle portraying celebrities about whom Eddie Murphy’s brother Charlie Murphy shared purportedly true Hollywood stories. One of the vignettes told the story of flamboyant, hard-living R&B singer Rick James going to Eddie’s house, stretching out on his new white sofa, and grinding his muddy cowboy boots into the furniture. According to Charlie, he and Eddie laid into James, whooping up on his legs and backside. In character as James, Chappelle drags himself across the floor after the beating, yelling, “What am I gonna...Read More
Byline: Anneliese Bruner
Sparing the Rod and
Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.