President Barry Obeezy: Gramsci’s Afrikan-Amerikkkan (Rack Two)

You’ve probably heard the term “identity politics” used to refer to people who believe that identity colors one’s experiences, and this idea is not without merit. Identity is an important concept, and is essential to the fighting of bigoted stereotypes and ideas about marginalized groups. It is very easy for people who have never lived Read the full article…

Representation(Part One)

Representation is a marketing ploy.   Representation sells television ads.   Representation sells hamburgers.   Representation sells chicken meals.   Representation sells action figures.   Representation sells dolls.   Representation is a marketing ploy.   Any representation that does not find its roots hugged by communities, families, histories, and cultures of those being represented not Read the full article…

Oscar Snubs, On Fleek, And Capitalist Pluralism

The future will have no pity for those men (and women) who, possessing the exceptional privilege of being able to speak words of truth to their oppressors, have taken refuge in an attitude of passivity, of mute indifference, and sometimes of cold complicity. Fanon I dislike being viewed as a victim. I dislike viewing my Read the full article…

Black Media Trust :: Introductions (Dec. 4, 2015) [Part Two]

Organized society is always a mass of people, and as such, cannot do anything explicit or by detail by themselves. Hence, the organizing of institutions to do the particular work that cannot be done by the masses as a whole.   There are different kinds of institutions in a society, but each institution has its Read the full article…

Black Media Trust :: [Introductions] Self Trust As Critical Foundations

Dealing with principles and frameworks for principled behavior can be more murky in action than in the writing or telling.   As a US Black person, there is a tradition of thought that utilizes the term, “sellout”. The definition of what a “sell out” is exactly, however, probably changes constantly from generation to generation. As Read the full article…