Reading Roland Martin’s tweet during the Superbowl did not strike me as “homophobic”. In fact, references to derogatory terminology in his tweet weren’t very evident. I’ll do you one better, friends of mine who are very vocal advocates for LGBTQ rights, barely uttered a word; or concern. So where does that lead one to believe? Was it because it was inappropriate? Was it because it was in poor taste? Oh, maybe it was because…because…he was an African American man? ExBlackly! Dick Gregory, a foremost activist and comedian talked about a time where a Black man could not stand flat footed and still while addressing audiences where Whites were in attendance – it oozed of a stance of power and leadership. For years, African American men could not assume the position of quarterback in the National Football League. Now that the Leader of the Free World is African American and male, for some, in the words of the police officer who witnessed Malcolm X’s command of the brothers of the Nation of Islam, “That’s too much power for one man to have”. There’s the rub: Roland Martin’s faux pas in a world that still sees an intelligent, well dressed, and articulate Black man as someone to be reviled. Essentially, the only thing Roland Martin did wrong was forget, as African American elders always cautioned, “No matter how big you get, you can’t do what White folk do”…and get away with it.