The Suicide Contract

In light of the choice of Don Cornelius to unplug, I’ve decided to highlight my thoughts on suicide.   Initially, my thoughts on suicide would be formed by much of my childhood and partial scenarios passed to me by my mother. Although she was suicidal her Self, I’ve never dealt with her removing her energy Read the full article…

Black History Month And Ethnic Blindness

I’m often discouraged by the sheer blindness of Afkans in response to the most common activities of humans. At the moment, it is the begining of the month that was once the week set aside by a grand Black scholar to help Afkans remember their Afkanistry;that is, the historical personages that suffered victories and garnered Read the full article…

Kids Do The Darnedest Things…

Link To PDF here So, per my usual rounds about the world wide mental prison (web, net, encaging device, prison…same same, yes?), I came across the Twitter feed, or timeline of Coach Bilal Sankofa (@Blakoben – much recommended follow, chaps), and was startled to read the headline of a newspaper he had a posted a Read the full article…

The ReGYMental Mind(Part 2)

This is an article that was blessed to be in my Gmail inbox for my personal inspection. It is written for the illustrious Burning Spear by our brother, Lion, Khairi Akili. No disclaimer necessary. Please enjoy.   Uhuru Family,   We are nearing the end of “resolution season.” Every year, three-quarters of the people who Read the full article…

The ReGYMental Mind(part 1)

This is an article that was blessed to be in my Gmail inbox for my personal inspection. It is written for the illustrious Burning Spear by our brother, Lion, Khairi Akili. No disclaimer necessary. Please enjoy.   As technology-induced inactivity combines with the chemical and biological warfare of the food industry, we have seen a Read the full article…

Politics of Gatekeeping

Gatekeeping is based around creating a model of what is and what is not appropriate. In our white capitalist, Judeo-Christian, patriarchal imperialist society being rich (specifically the ability to buy without care), whiteness, some kind of Christian, and an adherence to hegemonic interpretations of gender are the models that are deemed as acceptable.   Our Read the full article…

Why I’m Totally Embarrassed By Google’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Doodle

  I was conferencing on Twitter with Nikki, well, you’ll know her best as @Chey_Marly_Mom, and my Tweetdeck froze. I decided to switch to Firefox, but anyone working with 2 sticks of 1gb RAM and less than 60gb of on board memory knows the hassles of Firefox’s resource drain. So, I convinced my Self to Read the full article…

4 Reasons Why America’s Schools Don’t(and probably won’t ever) Work For Us

This is a piece written by B. Sharise Moore for Our Asylum. It is one of those pieces that tends to draw a lot of attention here, so I would like to ask that you keep your debate cordial as defined by Asylum Staff and Owl. Any debate deemed outside of this prescribed cordiality will Read the full article…

Critical Thinking and The Afkan Leadership

During my stay in Missouri Correctional Centers, I was introduced to the Brother Bob. Brother Bob was the first brother that ever got in my face and told me that I talked too much and that my talking would cause too many battles. At that time, I was the leading spokesman for the NOI study Read the full article…

Black Bloggers: Don’t Hate Your Own People While Writing About Santorum In The Hood

“Our interpretations are rooted in personal narratives about ourselves, and these narratives aren’t always so positive, as is the case with teenagers who feel like rebels without a cause, college students who are convinced they were admissions errors, and adults who always seem to assume the worst about their relationships.   …Cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT). CBT assumes Read the full article…