“Don’t WOW me!!” Black Intelligence In 2016 and Beyond

What? Don’t wow me? What kind of nonsense does this woman think she is trying to pull?

It is amazing to see an exchange between someone who isn’t afraid to speak their mind and challenge everything that is assumed. It’s refreshing to see someone not back down to someone on this network.

D.L stood his ground and made her look silly, especially when she tried to get belligerent and raise her voice and tried to shout him down. That is the moment in the video where he said, under his breath, “wow.’ I guess Megyn thought he committed a little micro-aggression and made her feel threatened. Well, that is  too bad. This is the big leagues. If she wanted to raise the intensity level, she chose the wrong person to challenge.  D.L. showed that he was able to go toe-to-toe with someone who thought could make her opponent look bad on national TV.

You were wrong Megyn. Dead wrong.

I get sick of the media sticking a microphone into the face of the first random black person they see after a tragedy. Ain’t nobody got time for that.  I urge the media to begin putting microphones in front of the following people and see how the conversation changes:

DL. Hughley

Eddie Glaude

Henry Louis Gates

Cornel West

Bell Hooks

Thomas Sowell

Shelby Steele

Walter Williams

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Keli Goff

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Jamelle Bouie

Nikole Hanna-Jones

Joy Reid

Jamil Smith

Marc Lamont Hill

James Braxton Peterson

Brittney Cooper

Melissa Harris-Perry

Tavis Smiley

Nelson George

Greg Tate


and dozens of others….


I don’t agree with all of these thinkers and I am not aligned with their political views, but I would be more than happy to have them speak to the issues of our times. There are few people on this list who I would love to speak, with and I’m pretty sure we will never see eye to eye. I am quite sure we will find a way to have a productive conversation and find common ground in the end.


We come from a history of black intelligentsia.

Have we forgotten brilliant minds like W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson, Ralph Bunche, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X? There are dozens more, but I want to expose my readers to the people that are around right now with the list above. Intelligent black men and women exist. We are here, we are writing, speaking, organizing, and unafraid of speaking up and not backing down from some intellectual jiu-jitsu.

The time has come for people to stand up and not be shouted down but those who feel they are superior simply because they were born with less melanin.


Check out this video. I loved every second where D.L. refused to go along with the script and showed Megyn that she couldn’t “out-FOX” him. Good job D.L!




1 comment for ““Don’t WOW me!!” Black Intelligence In 2016 and Beyond

  1. JA
    July 17, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    The last statement that Kelly spouts off at the end of this interview is rife with irony.

    “Its very dangerous when you get to the point where you paint wi…an entire group with the same brush based on the bad actions of a few.”

    Painting an entire group with the same brush IS FOX News!

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