Using Youtube-DL

Youtube-DL has built-in functionality that detects a number of available file formats to download. Often, we will want to manually choose which file format is most suitable for our needs. In order to take advantage of this interface, we simply navigate to our Youtube-DL file location(path): And then we type: As you might have noticed, Read the full article…

Using Youtube-DL

According to their site: youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. Youtube-dl provides a means to download videos published online without a third-party. This provides security, convenience, and a certain amount of dependability. To use it to download videos, I simply navigate to its location on my system(path): And Read the full article…

Race Records & Black Consumers

As I have written elsewhere, Carol Batker speaks about how Black Blues Women were alienated by other Black Women(usually professional class Black Women’s Club members) due to class antagonisms framed as lewd performance. She writes regarding analytical works about Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” that,” It is my contention that Hurston has Read the full article…

Is Dave Chappelle’s Skit Anti-Reparations???

“Kiss My Black Ass, America!!!” – “Tron”, Dave Chappelle Show, Season 1, Episode 4 I believe that in 2019, reparations as a keyword and hot button political promise surrounding HR 40 has divided US Blacks into camps that once did not exist but now frame those Blacks who may have arguments as to why reparations Read the full article…

HR-40 And Celebrity Representation

I do not think that our entertainers and celebrated figures can represent US Blacks properly in a space of activism, social political grievance, nor policy consideration. So much of policy making in these United States of America is symbolic heroism. A marketing of moments as ‘historical’, as if elementary school social studies text book manufacturers Read the full article…

Is Black Mirror’s Striking Vipers Pushing A Black Gay Agenda???

Like many of Black Mirror’s vignettes, Striking Vipers addresses an aspect of human behavior, at least that western variant, through the lens of technological cultural analysis. That is OWL speak for, it is about technology, but really, it is just about what people do and have done throughout history, more than likely. For example, writer Read the full article…

Is Oprah’s “When They See Us” Trauma Porn???[Updated June 2019]

In 2012, a documentary set out to reacquaint and acquaint us with 5 young men wrongly convicted for the rape of a New York City investment banker. For whatever reasons, this documentary actually presenting actual interviews and footage of five young boys being tortured into confessing a crime they never committed was not received widely Read the full article…

Black Woman As Goddess ::: Serena’s Recent Spat With Whyte Media[June 2019]

What’s up y’all, J. OWL Farand creator of OWL’s Asylum. You are listening to OWL In Catch Up Mode. So earlier this week Serena Williams was seen at the French Open in what is being described as a “bold look”. In fact on Today.com’s site the headline was “Serena Williams Rocks Bold Look At French Read the full article…

Why Facebook Blocked My Post[May 2019]

Facebook blocked an update to my OWL’s Asylum Facebook page. I do not directly use Facebook. There is an automatic service that I take advantage of called ITTT(“If This Than That”). It is not actually automating my Facebook updates as much as it is updating Facebook whenever I update my Twitter feed with whatever I Read the full article…

What is Black Media Trust (Pillar Sákpe) [April 2019]

Much of my initial inspiration for developing Black Media Trust was my annoyance with blind faith and obligatory support for people deemed or identifying as “Black” in media. This model of reaction to representation allowed Daddy Obama to coast into office of US President without having to present policy addressing plight of a significant and Read the full article…