Jasiri X talks about grassroots activism in the Obama/Tea Party Era at Columbia College in Chicago. (Courtesy Photo Bakari Kitwana/Andrew Bryce Photography) Members of the Black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry last week when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till in 1955 to female genitalia.
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I started last week by being traumatized by an ad released by Mountain Dew, which I referred to as “the most racist ad…
by LZ Granderson (CNN) — I went online this morning to see the Mountain Dew ad — the one some are calling the most racist in history — expecting to see some really offensive stuff. Instead, I saw some really silly stuff.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins If you’ve never heard of Felicia the Goat, you’ll know about her soon. Felicia the Goat is the main character in a recent Mountain Dew commercial, created in part by Tyler the Creator. The video shows Felicia in a line-up of criminal suspects, all of whom may be charged with a crime