Dr. Torrance Stephen’s “Nobel Neocolonialism” && Black Media Trust

As many pundits and political pretenders pander a false notion about US foreign policies prior to present president Donald Trump, I have been running my fingers through better analysis. In George Orwell’s 1984, a department of that main protagonist’s government is tasked with rewriting history for their media to represent to its people. When I Read the full article…

You Love Her Style ::: A Reading Of Richard Wright’s Reading Of Zora Neale Hurston

One danger of being a writer of criticism and critique of art is that my writing evolves into art itself. There is an aphorism I used to tout fairly regularly that states, “Writing is a conversation, extended throughout time.”. What I write about is not only another post in a thread, it is a sheet Read the full article…

Carol Batker’s “Hurston”, Blues Women, Class, And US Black Women’s Clubs Movement

In ‘”Love me like I like to be”: The Sexual Politics of Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, the Classic Blues, and the Black Women’s Club Movement’, Professor Carol Batker discusses US Black Women’s Clubs as they directly relate to US Black Women of lower socio-economic strata. In her work, she uses US Black literature Read the full article…

Paula Giddings’s “Enter”, Black Women’s Club Movement, And Social Reformism

As I wrote last week about Black Women’s Clubs in St. Louis, I decided to revisit a chapter from Paula Giddings’s must-read tome, “When And Where I Enter: The Impact Of Black Women On Race And Sex In America”. There is a chapter in this fairly exhaustive text entitled,’”To Be a Woman, Sublime”: The Ideas Read the full article…

Adolph Reed, Jr.’s “Sectarians” & Black Media Trust

Lately, I have come across a few discussion where individuals and groups who are in extreme situations that demand extreme measures in their politics are confused with those that embrace extreme positions in rhetoric alone. It can be “extremely” easy to embrace a critique of social media as a hotbed for this sort of dynamic. Read the full article…

Clarence Lang’s ‘Gateway’ & St. Louis’s Black Women’s Clubs

According to this bio-line found in back spine of his book, “Grassroots At The Gateway: Class Politics & Black Freedom Struggle In St. Louis, 1936-75”, he is an assistant professor in African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This would implore me to qualify him as historian. His book of Read the full article…

US Blacks To That Right, US Blacks To That Left…

Everyone is not a rebel simply because they wear styles reflective of rebel fashions. To be honest, I am not quite sure why this particular character is even aspired to. Most US citizens do not wish to live outside of US Military protections. Most US citizens do not wish to live a life outside of Read the full article…

Parsing Black Media Trust

I am a survivor of society, and I am a student of life. These two very core sets of experiences often conflict and cause me to have to make interesting ethical decisions.   For example, my thoughts on Black History. I do not think Black History should be taken lightly, exhibit A: And Why Should Read the full article…

Design Accountability

As an adult, I too shamed those who are naive.  I too lost a certain respect for lofty words anchored in hope. I also sought a religion of concrete and substantive vows. Until I ran out of options. Some dreams have substance.  Some dreams have mass. They exist at that turning point. They grow in Read the full article…

Anna Julia Cooper, Christian Whyte Supremacy, And Black Media Trust

Time tends to alter collective perspectives. And where it does not, it may be reasonable to question whatever conservative strands of thought have caused changing dynamics to retard.   In Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice From The South, there is a patriotic sentiment that reminds me of my own times. In her first chapter, “Womanhood Read the full article…