Niggaz is Still In A State Of Emergency(A Concert Reveiw)

“Niggaz are in a state of emergency…” – Ice Cube, “Death Certificate (1991),” “The Funeral” Maybe I’m just getting old… A week ago a childhood friend of mine, the same one I graduated with, told me he had an available ticket to the Rick Ross, ”State of Emergency” concert being held at the Chaifetz Arena Read the full article…

A Day to Learn and Celebrate NOT Volunteer!

We of Asylum have been blessed to receive a wonderful gift of perspective and intelligence from our sister, Iya Adjou. Her twitter page can be accessed by clicking here(that means please follow her if you aren’t already!! SHE DROPS DIAMONDS.) Please extend her works the gratitude and respect that we always show here at Asylum. Read the full article…

The Interweb and YOU pt. 2 (The Many Games We Play…)

A few years ago when Denzel Washington decided to be an actor in the remake of the Manchurian Candidate, I would attempt make my guest interested in the movie. My tactic involved fast forwarding to the scene where his character plugged a bullet into the heads of his storyline’s soldiers. This worked maybe thirty percent Read the full article…

The Internet & You(Black Perspectives on Media) Pt. I

There is a tendency to see philosophy as an activity of specialized people, elites, who are usually ensconced in universities, far from the day-to-day activies of ordinary people. – Theresa Perry, “Young, Gifted, And Black”(pg. 12) The middle-class(which includes most academic types and other professions – including psychologists) tends to see a cognitive style which Read the full article…