Whose Black Is It Anyway???(Clip Number Three)

“Gramsci’s strategy for resisting and eventually overcoming the power of the capitalist class in its most advanced nations, and thereby for deeply democratizing those nations, rested on his conviction of the need to challenge and displace the cultural dominance and leadership(=hegemony) of their ruling classes with a coherent and convincing alternative vision of how society Read the full article…

Whose Black Is It Anyway???(Second Clip)

{Editor’s note: This is article is the second article in the “Whose Black It IS Anyway???” series of essays. The first article in the series may be found here.} “A community will evolve only when a people control their own communication” – Frantz Fanon   “In the context of the American dilemma the socioeconomic immobilization Read the full article…

Whose Black Is It Anyway???

“Philosophy is worthless if it is not practical.” – Frank Chimero   “FICTIVE KIN – Unrelated individuals who are addressed using kin terms”   I never really felt as disconnected from the overall fictive kinship that race promotes as I do in this era. This miasma of a zeitgeist of confusing political expressions vying for Read the full article…

Cliché Subplots and Heroin Stat Bloat: Pharoahe Monch’s Broken Again

So I lay in bed with Bri last night to watch the Pharoahe Monch video entitled, “Broken Again”. Per the norm with Pharoahe’s work, my expectations where not only met, they were greatly superseded. The topic of the song, the visuals of the video, the metaphoric inclusion of elements within the overall piece gave it Read the full article…