Margo Jefferson, Negroland, And Solipsistic Perspectives Of Fictive Shared Oppressions

True privilege cannot be “toned down”. If it is an actual advantage, it cannot be reduced in magnitude. Those who find themselves with access to more resources than most cannot simply flip a switch and watch their networks dissipate. Nor should they be asked to.   I thought these thoughts while revisiting Margo Jefferson’s “Negroland: Read the full article…

Afeni Shakur About Tupac & Therapeutic Spirituality Of Acceptance

Language is important. But not as important as that understanding that holds language accountable for what it should communicate. Words can limit understanding because words evoke connotation before denotation. Words require interpretations that depend on humans with personal needs, wants, agendas, and predispositions. In creative group work, we write on whiteboards ever idea, including “bad” Read the full article…

Farai Chideya’s 5 Prescient Principles Of Black Media Trust

Farai’s second paragraph in her book’s first chapter begins: It may be one of the best-kept secrets in America: the “liberal media” is not terribly liberal. American journalism is often misleading, myopic, and unreliable when it comes to detailing the lives of African-Americans. “Don’t Believe The Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African-Americans”, Farai Chideya, pg Read the full article…

Mumia & Angela Davis On Abolition Democracy And Community Courts

“Alternatives To The Present System Of Capitalist Injustice” is edited and compiled by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith. Inside there are essays dividing this book into chapters which compose its sections. One of these essay chapters is written by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Angela Davis. Entitled, “Alternatives To The Present System Of Capitalist Read the full article…

About Antithetical Connotations Of Words We Wish We Were

Black Media Trust enforces a strict adherence to symbol level analysis. Being word conscious, that is, being aware of why a word is being used is highly lauded. Especially when constructing a worldview, or weltanschauung, dependent upon words, or symbols, that are not always connotatively accurate depictions of objective reality.   In certain circles I Read the full article…

Elaine Brown, Technopoly & Huey’s Analysis Of Revolutionary Intercommunalism

Further in their discussion, Huey highlights more of his analysis of what an ad he deems as an indicator of not only things to come, but things as they already are yet many were unaware of. While many of his conclusion regarding both reactionary and revolutionary intercommunalism desire much scrutiny, he lays out many points Read the full article…

Elaine Brown, Technopoly, and Huey’s Analysis Of Reactionary Intercommunalism

I do not believe one religion, ideology, or set of talking points is ever an accurate description of human social existence. I believe humanity is too dynamic to grapple with in words limited by time and place. I see these bodies of words attempting to be holy grails as convenient tools for social cohesion. Despite Read the full article…

“In The Shadow Of Brown” ::: Mumia Abu-Jamal & Brown Vs. Board As McCarthyism

One major factor of Black Media Trust is an understated need to parse through interpretations of history. These moments of history need to be carefully assessed and accessed especially when imbued with high emotion. Scholar and writer, Mumia Abu-Jamal discusses this in relation to Brown versus Board of Education in his book, “Writing On The Read the full article…

RACECRAFT, Sumptuary Rules, And Black Media Trust

While I totally disagree with her underlying reason for writing this book, there are many places throughout where her argument shines. As a defense for Barry Obeezy’s labeling as First US Black President in leiu of more accurate descriptions leads to many contradictions throughout this text. However, there was one bit of jewelry I was Read the full article…

Adolph Reed, Jr & Race As Cheat Code For Immediate Intimacy

In an essay written by Professor Adolph Reed, Jr. in his book, “Class Notes: Posing As Politics And Other Thoughts On The American Scene”, he states:   …race and ethnicity are simply categories of social hierarchy; they are just labels for different magnitudes of distance from the most desirable status on a continuum of “okayness”. Read the full article…