Black Women, Media Silence, And Uses Of Anger

Audre Lorde, “Uses Of Anger”, pg. 129 Anger is an appropriate reaction to racist attitudes, as is fury when the actions arising from those attitudes do not change.   In a class on Communications, Sut Jhally makes the statement that what is not said in the media is often as important as what is said, Read the full article…

#MikeBrownNotes :: Black Fictive Kinship & The Danger Of We

Anthony Robinson, murdered at 19 by killer cop, Matt Kenny   On Friday, March 6, 2015, 19 year young Tony Robinson was murdered by Madison police. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Chief Mike Koval states that an officer following calls about a man allegedly responsible for a prior battery, had been swerving in and Read the full article…

#MikeBrownNotes :: Amplifying Ferguson Family Activists

Ferguson Family Activists –or those individuals and groups that decided to volunteer themselves to a committed struggle of extended protest, disruption, community engagement and upliftment stemming from the murder of Mike Mike Brown by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson– are still active. While the mainstream national and international media platforms have caused what I Read the full article…

Kanye West At Oxford :: Shut Up, New Nigga

Kanye West, Oxford University Museum of Natural History[March 2015] I’ll take one question. I wanted to vibe off an idea, and then I can riff off of that…they said I’ve got 20 minutes or so, I might go longer.   OK, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally hear a whisper, and it’ll Read the full article…

#MikeBrownNotes :: Heroics, Intoxications, And Understanding

I think it has to be written that much of the response to the murder of Mike Brown is under immense duress. Unlike many other contemporary socio-political movements, much of the protesting is occurring in the face of the very same police department that the perpetrator worked for. Nobody ever organized a protest in front Read the full article…