A Worthy Discussion: Interview With Writer, Filmographer, And Psychotherapist Dwayne Buckingham

Last week I was invited to a free screening of writer and documentary producer, Dwayne L.Buckingham’s “A Black Woman’s Worth: My Queen and Backbone.” Before the premiere of the movie at the Tivoli in University City, I sat down, well, we eventually sat down after meeting up at the Tivoli in a nearby St. Louis Read the full article…

The Ethnic New Black…

Coming from a discussion that the brother _Praxis_(I’m sure the ladies of Asylum remember Dingane1) wrote on Twitter, I wanted him to extend Asylum his thoughts in long form. I am always enlightened by the brothers insights and knowledge of politics, and I know Asylum is due some discussions regarding the issue. The brother is Read the full article…

Ain’t Nothing Like The Old Skool…

I was about six years old when I found out I was Black. It was in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s class. Me and C had done something to get us kicked out of class, and for some reason or other, Calvin had asked me to come over to his party. I had never been to a party, Read the full article…

Morality Vs Sex

During my blog talk radio show, Unchained Owl, on the Unchained Network, a sister and I exchanged thoughts regarding what men seek out regarding a woman’s sexual counter. And…well, I better let the sister, @LuvleehPoet explain for her Self… Morality lost; Mind drowning in consciousness; Sex unleashed its fury. -Luvleeh Poetiklocks (Inspired by @OwlsAsylum’s quote Read the full article…

What Does It Mean To Be Black 2011: Summit Verse Asylum

As I sit here prepared to type a piece worthy of being aligned with my library of works, but more trying, worthy of the company of pieces written by my Summit brothers, I consider my frame. Some have said dust intricately formed, I have called it a blood clot pushed beyond the limits of absolute Read the full article…

What Does It Mean To Be Black 2011: Summit Verse Three

Continuing our four post series( part one, part two can be found at their respective links), What Does It Mean To Be Black 2011, our Summit brother from the Clutchmag team, @Zqclay provides our third verse… A long time ago, before I even “knew” I was Black, pictures flooded my house. Colorful pictures. Eclectic sculptures. Read the full article…

What Does It Mean To Be Black 2011: Summit Verse Two

In continuing this series, our second verse comes from the genius networker that we have to thank for Summit and Skyline. It is my pleasure, once again, to present to Asylum the thoughts of my brother by force, my comrade by choice, @AhbseenKwestion. Being black in 2011 is basically the same as being black in Read the full article…

What Does It Mean To Be Black 2011: Summit Verse One

During the summer of 2010, the brother @Ahbseenkwestion decided to host a Skype conversation. Those that attended the session, my Self, @Zqclay, and @Coreman2200 would begin what would become a series of conversations that rippled through the black blogosphere. Our informal, and yet passionate words would forever become known as Summit. As an original member Read the full article…

How To Grow Conscious Titties In Your Twitter Valley

For awhile now, there has been an on-going understanding between Asylum and several other content providers that frequent Asylum regarding the term “conscious.” In most circles, the word can hold its own weight, simply meaning,”awareness; or a being in a state of awareness.” And yet, in the Black community, the phrase suggests a heightened sense Read the full article…