A Designation of Specificity ::: Shirley Chisholm’s Integrity & Kamala’s Pandering

Better cut off all identifying labelsBefore they put you on the torture table “Green Shirt”, Elvis Costello Shirley Chisholm’s name has been bandied about lately. Former Conservative Prosecutor, excuse me, former San Francisco district attorney(2004-2011), Kamala Harris, may bear some responsibility for that. However, this slight resurrection of Mrs. “Unbought And Unbossed” Shirley should not Read the full article…

What Is Black Media Trust(Pillar Mbili)[Feb 2019]

For several years now, I have been discussing fictive kinship obligations as they relate to media. What I have wished to communicate is a need for vigilance and criticism regarding those using racial capital to obligate viewers to view, listeners to listen, and more importantly, voters to vote. While I do realize it is necessary Read the full article…

VLC Media Player Converting Video And Audio

Today, I was unable to convert an mkv video file to mp4 with audio intact. Every time I attempted to convert this file, I would receive an mp4 with excellent video playback, but no sound. After doing my Googles, I came across this forum, and solved my issue by changing the audio file sample rate Read the full article…

What Is Black Media Trust(Pillar Ahad)[Feb 2019]

I’m going to say this: we need new language. New language. Language needs an update. It needs an upgrade. Language needs an upgrade. Need these young, these young people who invent new words in HipHop every 3 months, we need them to come to the table and work some things out with us. We need Read the full article…

Bandersnatch ::: Was Colin A Mad Scientist???

NETFLIX STRATAGEMS In 2018, Netflix announced a series of cancellations of original programming. Cancelations of shows should not be surprising, except these shows have one important thing in common. They are all Marvel properties. With at least 63% of its viewed library consisting of licensed titles, as opposed to its original offerings, we can be Read the full article…

Black Media Trust && Racial Salience ::: A Reading Of Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati’s “Acting White”

…there is a…subtle speech dynamic that disadvantages outsiders in the workplace: what an outsider says in the workplace can confirm or negate stereotypes of that outsider and make that outsider more or less racially salient. The talking white dynamic is not just about speaking with a certain accent; it is also about the content of Read the full article…

Standardization of Language As Psychological Weaponry

A few years ago, maybe four or five, I read an update by a semi-slightly popular blogger. Her update, like much of her work, was a complaint about US Blacks. Her particular peeve this time centered usage of “born day” instead of “birthday”, and “overstand” as opposed to “understand”. My own personal usage stems in Read the full article…

Indoctrination & Democratic Ticket

“They get all the Negro vote, and after they get it, the Negro gets nothing in return. All they did when they got to Washington was give a few big Negroes big jobs. Those big Negroes didn’t need big jobs, they already had jobs. That’s camouflage, that’s trickery, that’s treachery, window-dressing. I’m not trying to Read the full article…

Jared Ball’s Hip Hop Nation ::: Readings Of A Mixtape Manifesto

It is difficult for me to enjoy US media. Especially US media that has been highly touted as representing US Blacks. In fact, I enjoy a predominantly Whyte productions more. This could be a factor of 1930s popular psychology frameworks like “self-hate”. I personally sum it up as being tired of watching other Blacks worship Read the full article…