Simpsellent and A-Roids

Jose Vilson Jose

I just got back from a really good rendering of the TV-to-silver screen movie The Simpsons Movie, and it was awesome. It fulfilled its enormous …

I’m a BlogCritic

Jose Vilson Writing

I’m now a writer for a sinister cabal of superior writers. Or something like that. For my first magic trick, I speculated on why computers …

Jose on Barry (Not Literally)

Jose Vilson

Yesterday, ESPN’s Sportscenter had an exclusive “town hall” meeting in San Francisco, CA, to discuss Barry Bonds and his pursuit of the homerun record. It’s …

More or Less

Jose Vilson Jose

Many of you are familiar with Talib Kweli the artist. Since the days of Black Star, he’s blossomed into a premier face for hip-hop music. …

Hot Ghetto Discord / Fantastic Four

Jose Vilson

Just a little commentary if I may: The original purpose for the website “Hot Ghetto Mess” was to highlight the missteps of the Black community …

N-Word Reverie

Jose Vilson

This is what I was feeling last week. Before you judge, ask from whence it came. Hope y’all like … “N-Word Reverie” by Jose Vilson …

New Words

Jose Vilson Education

My first day in my middle school literacy course has already made me reflect a little bit. We were discussing what it means to read. …

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Jose Vilson

Today marks 2 years after I last saw Jamal James, former president of Syracuse University’s student government in 2001 and active member of the SU …

The Full Circle

Jose Vilson Education

I love existential titles; don’t you? Well two days ago, I completed my greatest public speaking gig I’ve ever had. I spoke for the NYC …

The Rookie Sensation

Jose Vilson Education

I was riding the train with a rookie teacher who, despite her numerous issues with authorities and her own personal business, has done very well, …

The Breaking Point

Jose Vilson Education

Today, I found out that, allegedly, a teacher physically assaulted a few students in his classroom. Just hearing that ring off my ear made me …

Sons and Daughters

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

On Wednesday, during the afternoon homeroom period, a couple of my boys were walking with girls’ shoes in their hands. I didn’t understand why until …