[Editorial]march 23 2017(social media strategy adjustments)

(Not quite sure why I am calling these “editorials”, I just have not come up with a better label)   Anyone who has been following my love and love to hate relationship with social media, Twitter specifically, knows how up and down I can be on this topic. However, I do believe I have found Read the full article…

Douglas Rushkoff’s “Life Inc” And A History Of Exploitative Capitalism

I discussed in another piece how capitalism is often defined in terms outside of its actual practical and objective history. Some wish to frame it from purely theoretical (read that as wholly idealistic) frames. What I have here in this piece, is a reading from Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics Read the full article…

Dave Chappelle Explaining How Peele Is Leading Blacks To That Sunken Place

  Comedic legend, Dave Chappelle discusses his first experience on stage doing comedy as well as his thoughts on success of Key & Peele in his shadow. Below is another segment from same CBS Morning interview, where Dave explains why he left in an interesting analogy that frames his departure as more of a need Read the full article…

On Why Not To Trust A Government

I always sense that there is a confusion surrounding ‘capitalism’ as a term. Often, words become distorted in public meaning due to popular writings or speeches that define those terms in a way that divert from what those terms point to. ‘Capitalism’ is not solely about profit gains. In fact, its growth is predominantly about Read the full article…

My Gripes With US Government For Not Providing A More Open Web To Its Citizenry

Everyone should have a computer with free server software on it. Everyone in these United States should be involved in open source projects, either helping to write them or distribute them on their free servers. Internet should not have been a commercially dominated space once US tax payer backed US Government and US Military expanded Read the full article…

[Editorial]Sunday, March 19, 2017

I have probably done all my best writing when I was not thinking about audience. There is something about audience that reduces writing, and probably most creative activity, to a mechanical and mathematic process. Not that I despise calculation, in fact, I consider it a virtue, but I am one of those spiritual persons that Read the full article…

Alice Walker On The Importance of Models in the Artist’s Life

Inspiration is that intangible quality that compels us to produce tangibles with a particular shared fingerprint. Despite our racial compositions or our genders, our sexes, or our fiftyleven-million other convoluted characteristics-anatomic, biologic, psychosomatic, or other– our art works to explain our shared experiences as sensory bound beings capable of manipulating and reflecting sensory experiences of Read the full article…

Irving L. Janis’s ‘Groupthink’, Anti-Critical Thinking, And Black Media Trust

There are a number of factors, social elements, and internal dynamics of character that I could label as anti-critical thinking. In a post I wrote half a decade ago, I listed several reasons why Erykah Badu’s use of “groupthink” was a form of anti-critical thinking. In that piece, I quoted an author, psychologist, and person Read the full article…

“Who Is This ‘We’?” ::: A Question Of Heritage

There is a danger in this concept of heritage that US Black Media Trust attempts to address. While scrolling my timeline on Twitter (dated it!!!), I came across an interesting contradiction of sorts. A user posted a historical bit about Moors in Spain. They added to that more factual statement a bit about “biggest mistake Read the full article…

Kropotkin’s ‘Anarchist Communism’

As I discussed in another article, Peter Kropotkin used essays that he transcribed into pamphlets as a means to extend his voice. One of many points of view extended through these writings was his ideas on government, or lack thereof.   In a collection of his writings compiled by Roger N. Baldwin, we find Kropotkin’s Read the full article…