Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa, On a Horse

The Manhood Series: What I’ve Learned About Manhood Thus Far

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

It’s no secret that this manhood series that been intensely personal for me. After reading the latest Esquire issue from cover to cover (June  July 2010 featuring Tom Cruise), I decided to engage in an exercise entitled “What I’ve Learned: Jon Farveau.” I can’t say I’ve had the same life experience or years as the famous actor and director. I do want to end this asynchronous series with a bit …

Eminem

The Manhood Series: About Eminem And My Own Slight Conflicts

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

“So, what you’re saying is that you don’t think it’s right that Benzino and the Source are calling Eminem Elvis?” “No, it’s like they’re using the pro-Black agenda superficially to garner the respect of the hip-hop community, and it’s gonna backfire because everyone knows it’s not true. It’s just personal BS from the Source ownership.” Since the battle between Ja Rule / Murder Inc. / Source vs. 50 Cent / …

Lady GaGa, "Telephone" Video

The Manhood Series: 8 Great Reasons Why She’s Not Calling Back

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

For more from my Manhood Series, please check this tag. Have a great read! If the first words that come out of my mouth are “He didn’t really say that!”, chances are I’m talking to a friend of mine about a some guy who threw her terrible lines. My face either looks like someone’s head just exploded or someone laid the worst gas possible and the room lit up. I’m …

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

The Manhood Series: The Other Denzel Principle

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

Manhood is one of those topics in the Black community that’s often discussed but rarely put in context. Consider the following: Denzel Washington, whose street credibility and Hollywood status is never questioned, has evolved into an actor whose mentioned in the same sentence as Al Pacino and Robert Deniro, and without the word “not” in the middle. Like those actors, their catalogues are versatile and profound, to the point where …