Latest from Rahiel Tesfamariam

Death of World Star Hip Hop (D.O.WSHH)

'World Star Hip-Hop', the video aggregating site, could use some tough love from hip-hop artists and community activists.
  • Jan 16, 2014

Interview with ‘The Best Man Holiday’ director Malcolm D. Lee

Lee recently spoke with The Post’s Rahiel Tesfamariam to discuss 'The Best Man Holiday", including its success to date, the "race-themed" controversy surrounding it, whether or not viewers should look forward to a “Best Man” franchise and more.
  • Nov 20, 2013

‘The Best Man Holiday’: Universality that tugs at the heart

While it’s refreshing to see brown faces on the big screen that are not slaves or a gun-toting cross-dresser, my support for this film transcends racial pride.
  • Nov 20, 2013

Renisha McBride’s killing and equal opportunity racial hatred

A Detroit woman's shooting death appears to highlight continued racial biases and fears held about African Americans.
  • Nov 13, 2013

Pastor’s denial of baby dedication reflects poor theology

Pastor Marvin Winans's strict policy prohibiting the blessing of babies of unwed mothers is an example of the ever-present problem of patriarchal theology.
  • Oct 18, 2013

Kanye West’s racialized rants are no laughing matter

Kanye West's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel revealed an artist who thoughtfully looks at the world through the lens of race.
  • Oct 10, 2013

Pastors Gone Wild: The Church and Reality TV Don’t Mix

This new phenomenon of church leaders as the focus of reality television shows is seen by some as a rare, needed look into the guarded lives of pastors
  • Sep 26, 2013

Why Mister Cee’s on air ‘confession’ was a big moment in Hip-Hop

The DJ's public discussion about his sexuality and the subsequent support from his New York radio station complicates hip-hop’s often one-sided understanding of manhood.
  • Sep 13, 2013

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ benefits from a kairos moment

“The Butler” hit theaters at the exact moment in which American audiences would find its storyline most meaningful.
  • Sep 5, 2013

Are black millennials being pushed out of the church?

More than ever before, the digitized, global community we live in demands that the church constantly elevate how it will be relevant to emerging generations.
  • Aug 27, 2013