A Designation Of Specificity ::: Richard Wright’s American Negro

I would like to open by revisiting what we have already established so far in this discussion. Initially, we visited Ms. “Unbought & Unbossed” Shirley Chisholm’s experiences as they related to distinctions between native born US Blacks (or descendants of US Slaves) and their immigrant or first generational Black counterparts. While establishing a clear indication Read the full article…

Nicki Minaj And Beyonce Performing Feeling Myself Tidal Stream

Nicki Minaj and Beyonce gave one of the most Black Women empowering embrace of sexual energy ever!!! Yes, if you have not watched it, enjoy it here!!!   Your browser does not support the video tag.   Last night, Tuesday, 10/21/2015, a gala celebration of the waning live stream service purchased by Shawn Jay-Z Carter, Read the full article…

Dear Black American Sisters: A Response To @KolaBoof

“The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. ” – Guy-Ernest Debord, “The Society of the Spectacle” “I’mma make it do what it do, baby!” – Colonel H.M. Stinkmeaner, The Boondocks   So, I read Egyptian-Sudanese author Kola Boof’s “Dear BLACK AMERICAN Sisters” earlier today. Given Read the full article…

Interview With Slam Champion and Poet: B. Sharise Moore

Yesterday, Slam champion and poet, B. Sharise Moore and I discussed her career as a poet and her thoughts on poetry, slam, and rap. Here is the transcription of that interaction. Owl: Who is B. Sharise Moore? B. Sharise: First and foremost, I am a Black Woman. I am a product of New Jersey. I’m Read the full article…

Spoiler Alert:: Tyler Perry’s Temptation

It is entirely difficult for me to enter Perry’s Temptation without preconceived notions, assumptions, and a lack of suspended judgment. Perry introduces into most of his works a formulaic style, that –although seems to guarantee him financial success– doesn’t leave much for the imagination, nor does it leave room for those of us that like Read the full article…

Ida B. Wells, Black Women And The Historical Defense Of Black Men With No Reciprocity

In one of US history’s(or herstory’s) more prominent examples of US Black Women’s desire to expose the brutality meted out by White Patriarchy upon Black Men, Ida B. Wells exposed the myth of Black men as savage and lascivious rape perpetrators worthy of the lynchings (“lynching” pluralized) that had abounded during the waning Reconstruction era. Read the full article…