Urban Intellect talks Comedy: Jelani Greenidge


I knew of Jelani Greenidge long before I met him. We were friends in Social Media, drawn together by faith and community. So imagine my delight at the Faith and Culture Conference when Jelani and I finally had a chance to connect in real time. “Aren’t you Karen?” he asked. I don’t know how he [Read More...]

Just a Bad Joke


This was a Facebook post. Reportedly just a joke, says Andre Curry, the father of the child, who also texted the photo to the child’s mother, writing: “Mommy help me.” The mother, Yesmin, 21, testified in a Chicago courtroom this week as Andre faced charges of unlawful restraint and domestic battery. Andre maintained it was all [Read More...]

Remember Your Raising


          My children tell me all the time and it is true — I am picky. Usually the kids say it this way, “I can’t believe you grew up in a trailer. You are so picky.” What they mean, of course, is that for someone who grew up on a beer [Read More...]