H. Rap Brown’s Negro College Student ::: Highlighting Chapter Six Of “Die Nigger Die!”

H. Rap Brown directs his attention to young Black University students in chapter six of “Die Nigger Die”. Bookended by depictions of his experiences working with SNCC in Atlanta and on Washington DC’s Howard University campus lies his synopsis:   Negro college students have always felt themselves to be better than the brother on the Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Integration And Democratic Party::: Highlighting Chapter Five Of “Die Nigger Die”

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of H. Rap Brown and ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of “Die Nigger Die!”, Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Blacks And Authority ::: Highlighting Chapter Four Of ‘Die Nigger Die’

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of H. Rap Brown and ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of ‘Die Nigger Die!’, Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Black Self-Defense And Economics ::: Highlighting Chapter Three Of ‘Die Nigger Die’

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of ‘Die Nigger Die!’, you can click here. Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s US Educational System ::: Highlighting Chapter Two Of ‘Die Nigger Die’

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One, click here. I have included an important disclaimer that applies to this post as well.   In his second chapter of ‘Die Nigger Die!’, H. Rap Brown spends time addressing US Education as an institution of division and hierarchy establishment. He begins this argument by Read the full article…

On Raisins And Lemons Of Sorts::: James Baldwin’s Negro American Male And Middle Class Values

In “The Cross Of Redemption: Uncollected Writings”, edited by Randall Kenan, there is an essay, a review of sorts, written by James Baldwin. While it begins as a rebuttal(of sorts…) to Chicago writer Nelson Algren’s apparently scathing review of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, it courses through a segue on Negro American Males. Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Black America ::: Highlighting Chapter One Of ‘Die Nigger Die’

In this book’s introduction, Ekwueme Michael Thelwell discusses H. Rap Brown’s ascension into his role as Islamic Imam, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. That writing explains in words and thoughts ascribed to Imam Al-Amin why this work still uses his nome de guerre, H. Rap Brown. It would seem to be those hopes of Imam Al-Amin to Read the full article…

Steve Johnson’s ‘Interface Culture’ And Hypertext

Around 2010 or there about, I wrote a small post discussing my thoughts about content providers(we still hate that word,”blogger”, huh?) and owning multiple sites. My main concern at that time was with controlling against network effects. Fast forward seven or so years later, and I still hold to these thoughts. As a person that Read the full article…

Why Twitter & WordPress’s Use Of Gnip.com Is Like Drunken Pedophiles At Your Child’s Playground

I have reconsidered my position WordPress and Twitter after going back through Douglas Rushkoff’s manifesto on proper application of media trust in digital spaces, “Program or be Programmed”. My reasoning rests more or less on both companies’s involvement with gnip.com. Now, to be fair, Twitter purchased gnip.com back in 2014, so they own that company Read the full article…