Bunchy Carter :: Secret Underground

  Alprentice Bunchy Carter is one of those unsung and undermentioned thinkers and strategic organizers of US Black history. His thinking with regards to division of talents and purpose vis-a-vis urban US Black socio-political materialist struggle is often overlooked. It is necessary to review Bunchy Carter’s framework for organizing applied in conditions where class antagonisms Read the full article…

Black As Race-Based Fictive Kinship

According to a 1994 paper found in Journal Of Comparative Family Studies, fictive kinship served two purposes in US Black history. This study suggests that fictive kinship obligations “helped to socialize children into the slave community” as well as acting to “bind unrelated individuals to each other”. Now, this particular reference is in context of Read the full article…

Put Your Tongue Behind Your Teeth

Often in life, you have to look back in order to look forward.   During our fourth grade year in elementary school, a friend of mine who I would grow up and graduate college with were pulled from class. Apparently, our teacher had been watching how we formed our words while speaking. We both developed Read the full article…

Reification of Adventitious Black Media :: Kaepernick’s Nonstance

In many ways, Colin Kaepernick’s non-salute during game time playing of national anthem affords us a new symbol to add to US Black media panoply. It is difficult for me to list it as a symbol of protest, but it exists as such in enough minds for me to sidestep that particular arduousness in an Read the full article…

Up Against A Brand :: Presidential Marketing As Brand People’s Champ

There was a time when companies like Quaker Oats needed branding in order to appeal to human sensibilities. That is, to appear more human. A face of a cheesing William Penn –despite any actual connections shared between company and living personages– conjured ideals of trustworthiness in those potential consumers of that company’s product. What we Read the full article…

Should US Blacks Fear A Donald Trump Presidency???

  Dad just looks at me and shakes his head. “You don’t understand,” he says. “You don’t have any idea what a criminal waste of time and money that so-called space program is.” He’s going to vote for Donner. He’s the only person I know who’s going to vote at all. Most people have given Read the full article…

Trump’s Trump ::: Blame Game, Facebook

  As I wrote here, I find it interesting that in one sitting so many contradictions regarding Donald Trump’s rise to power are being put forth. In one sitting, media are blamed for giving Trump “too much” attention while that same Donald Trump lambastes not only individual members but entire media and press itself. This Read the full article…

Trump’s Trumps :: Blame Games, Media, Blacks

  Forty-Fifth   On that eighth day of November in that year of two-thousand and eleven, citizens of United States of America decided between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. As votes tallied across that nation became known, it would be Donald J. Trump to emerge as winner of a contest Read the full article…