J. Cole “Crooked Smile” Official Video Ft. TLC, Dedicated To Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Babygirl Still Cannot Rest In Peace: Thoughts On Aiyana Stanley-Jones And US Injustice

I suppose at a certain time in one’s life it becomes a daily ritual to question whether your life has been a growing success, or a lesson in failure. I am often left thinking of my self along the lines of a wonderful failing, or at least “wasted talent”. In those moments of personal self-antagonizing, Read the full article…

Are We Prepared If George Zimmerman Never Gets Arrested?

I remember the apathy after many of us realized that Oscar Grant’s murderer Johannes Mehserle was not going to be tried for murder. I remember the sense of loss many shared when his slap on the wrist came down from the judge. I can still feel the streaming tears as the video tape of Aiyana Read the full article…

Oscar Grant and The Mehserle Verdict: Why There Was No Justice (Part ii)

Consciousness is the opposite of indiffence, of blindness, blankness. Promoting consciousness involves the general dissemination of the concept that each of us is part of a universal action and interaction; that poles are somewhere connected; that there are material causes for trauma, vertigo, degenerative disease.””Consciousness is knowedge, recognition, foresight; common experience and perception; sensibility, alertness, Read the full article…

Bitch: The Other N-word…

I’ve been waiting until some of the smoke cleared before I discussed this topic.And even in me discussing it, it will be removed from the context that sparked the discussion. When I was younger, there was a pattern of behavior that I gleaned from various brothers that I looked up to in high school. It Read the full article…

Money, Sex, Male Aggression & More Raped Sisters

So much goes through my mind… Personally, I’m getting tired of writing about negative events that occur in the Black Community. I might start writing about family reunions and barbeques. This constant pouring over of heinous acts and just savage behavior can’t be good for my rehabilitation. Where is superpresident when you need him…? Alright. Read the full article…

Aiyana: “Perforation of the skull and brain”

As I read the newly released and revised autopsy of Aiyana Jones, and set up an email feed for the pre-trial hearings of Johannes Mershele(indicted in the slaying of 22-year old Oscar Grant), one question permeates my thinking, where did we go wrong? At what point did all of those movements, and all of those Read the full article…

What the Fuck Are We Doing?

What the fuck are we doing as adults? The fuck? What the fuck does it mean to be successful in this place? Just fucking bloodshed everywhere. Just no damn sense of remorse, regret, we point the damn finger at everybody. Just don’t damn fucking care. We step over people in the street on the way Read the full article…

Aiyana Jones, Unforgotten

As the world slowly becomes aware of the tragedy that occured when a quasi-military style apporach used by Detriot special units to capture a suspect of murder ended up in a murder, we here at the Asylum would like to reflect on Aiyana. Today mourners viewed the young angel’s body. Statements have been made regarding Read the full article…

Hashtag Aiyana

This is for Aiyana. We all put together our thoughts in a very quick manner in order to explain in our way our pain for this travesty. Much of what you read will not be edited. We feel that the raw energy needed to deal with this situation deserves our naked souls.. @Cheymarlymom I have Read the full article…