What Is Black Media Trust (Pillar Tri) [March 2019]

Propaganda can be true or false in its origin or intent; but it is always directed at the public for the purpose of winning the support of that public to the sentiment expressed in the propaganda. If you hate a man, giving him a bad name well may explain one of the purposes of propaganda Read the full article…

A Designation Of Specificity ::: Zora Neale Hurston’s Disillusionment & Cudjo Lewis’s Alienation

I want to show that there is a body of literature– a tradition if you will– outlining a need for a designation of specificity between US Blacks born into slavery or descendants thereof and their native Afrikan counterparts. My impetus derives mainly from reading through a number of online discussions implying that this body of Read the full article…

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…

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…

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…

John Carlos & Tommie Smith: Black Power Salute At Olympic Victory Rostrum[Full Video]

John Carlos & Tommie Smith joined history’s most iconic protests after staging their Black Power Salute at 1968’s Olympic Victory Rostrum. John Carlos–a Harlem native and lifelong social protester and observer– opens his biography, “The John Carlos Story” with these words:   Harlem. Born and raised. I came to this earth on June 5, 1945. Read the full article…