The Power And Glory Of Africana Womanism

This is a very powerful article written by media theorist and writer, Brenda J. Verner, discussing the need for Africana Womanism in the face of feminist political agenda and subversive pressures from academia to force US Black Women away from their own heritage. I have not asked permission to reprint this, as Owl feels it Read the full article…

Would You Take A Bullet For Your Homie?

  So often we get our principles confused with our public display of propriety. Where some stand alone in their displays of courage and loyaly, we often overlook their contributions to allow those that would never save us to save face. There is a grace to the proper word, and the forgiving glance;there is a 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…

Beginner’s Notes About “The Black Thing”

There seems to be an on-going discussion that I find slightly disturbing. It sort of correlates with what I discussed in the “Q4” post about the term “nigger”. There seems to be a growing belief that just being black is going to create some black nation, or black pride. Without vision a people perish. The Read the full article…

Ain’t I Black?

I don’t know. I have really grown in so many different directions over the past few years.(Looking at my stomach, seems like in more ways than one. Better start hitting that gym, again.) But jokes aside, I’ve noticed a certain slant in my thinking these days that I’ve called others “sell out” and “elitist” for Read the full article…

Why Do You Know What You Know?(Strike Three)

what exactly are the effects of thought on the community? what is the effect of the CENTURIES of negative thought on the Black community? What is the true the brain washing and what is the cheap one? If you force a group of people under pressure of maiming, rape, and death to call themselves sub-human…for Read the full article…

Groupthink Interpretions and Other Slick, Hip, and Cool Concepts…

I was always around some extremely urbane and hip type person. Once I was able to fend for myself well enough outside of the borders of the kingdom provided for me by my parents, I was a cohort to a brother who fit the description well. He would always tell me, “Now, I don’t have Read the full article…

My After Thoughts On HCR…Before

When the votes had been tallied, and the results had finally came in. After John McCain had given his speech, and the, at that time, president elect, “catted” his way to the bullet proof shield in Chicago, my first reaction was to let everyone know that he wasn’t black like us. I still hold on Read the full article…

What is ‘Politics’? (part 2)

I wanted to revisit this particular topic, in lieu of the Health Care debate, and my belief that many in the American Black community are still blind to a full and comprehensive understanding. Due to my own ignorances, and constant need for edification, I will take counsel with my elders on these topics. Hopefully you Read the full article…

Concessions, Applause, and Book Plugs…The Black Agenda Conference…

Nothing makes my day better than spending it in the neighborhoods of the black community, listening to arguments about Jay-z, and brothers from St. Louis reminiscing about how the bloods and crips first came here. The height of the day was hearing brothers discuss the murder of Hitman-T at eighteen, and his body being expunged Read the full article…