Is “When They See Us” Trauma Porn???

In 2012, a documentary set out to reacquaint and acquaint us with 5 young men wrongly convicted for the rape of a New York City investment banker. For whatever reasons, this documentary actually presenting actual interviews and footage of five young boys being tortured into confessing a crime they never committed was not recieved widely Read the full article…

Black Woman As Goddess ::: Serena’s Recent Spat With Whyte Media[June 2019]

What’s up y’all, J. OWL Farand creator of OWL’s Asylum. You are listening to OWL In Catch Up Mode. So earlier this week Serena Williams was seen at the French Open in what is being described as a “bold look”. In fact on Today.com’s site the headline was “Serena Williams Rocks Bold Look At French Read the full article…

Why Facebook Blocked My Post[May 2019]

Facebook blocked an update to my OWL’s Asylum Facebook page. I do not directly use Facebook. There is an automatic service that I take advantage of called ITTT(“If This Than That”). It is not actually automating my Facebook updates as much as it is updating Facebook whenever I update my Twitter feed with whatever I Read the full article…

A Designation Of Specificity ::: Richard Wright’s American Negro

I would like to open by revisiting what we have already established so far in this discussion. Initially, we visited Ms. “Unbought & Unbossed” Shirley Chisholm’s experiences as they related to distinctions between native born US Blacks (or descendants of US Slaves) and their immigrant or first generational Black counterparts. While establishing a clear indication Read the full article…

A Designation Of Specificity ::: Fanon’s African Negro

In this essay, we wish to continue what seems to be a growing body of work showing that there is a library of literature — a tradition if you will — outlining a need for a designation of specificity between US Blacks born into slavery or descendants thereof and their Native Afrikan counterparts. In my Read the full article…

A Designation Of Specificity ::: Zora Neale Hurston’s Disillusionment & Cudjo Lewis’s Alienation

I want to show that there is a body of literature– a tradition if you will– outlining a need for a designation of specificity between US Blacks born into slavery or descendants thereof and their native Afrikan counterparts. My impetus derives mainly from reading through a number of online discussions implying that this body of Read the full article…

Being Careful With My Child’s Digital Footprint

Bandersnatch ::: Was Colin A Mad Scientist???

NETFLIX STRATAGEMS In 2018, Netflix announced a series of cancellations of original programming. Cancelations of shows should not be surprising, except these shows have one important thing in common. They are all Marvel properties. With at least 63% of its viewed library consisting of licensed titles, as opposed to its original offerings, we can be Read the full article…

Black Media Trust && Racial Salience ::: A Reading Of Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati’s “Acting White”

…there is a…subtle speech dynamic that disadvantages outsiders in the workplace: what an outsider says in the workplace can confirm or negate stereotypes of that outsider and make that outsider more or less racially salient. The talking white dynamic is not just about speaking with a certain accent; it is also about the content of Read the full article…

Standardization of Language As Psychological Weaponry

A few years ago, maybe four or five, I read an update by a semi-slightly popular blogger. Her update, like much of her work, was a complaint about US Blacks. Her particular peeve this time centered usage of “born day” instead of “birthday”, and “overstand” as opposed to “understand”. My own personal usage stems in Read the full article…