Trayvon Martin’s Second Amendment Right(Poster)

  This is a parody of Second Amendment Campaign Posters in favor of Trayvon Martin   Just felt the need to put that there in case some person stumbles across the site and does not understand my train of thought.   Of course, this minimalist style poster is a reflection of the “not guilty” verdict Read the full article…

Rachel Jeantel: Mad Broken English

“Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent, and our language—so the argument runs—must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any Read the full article…

Futile Activism…

There is a belief in the lore and spirit of my people. A belief so strong it has wiped its excrement releasing orifices on the religious cliches, poetry rehashings, and regurgitated proverbs passed from generation to generation of the Afkan(Afrikan Amerikkkan). It has ejaculated in emotional expression and spewed a dense reproductive covering of uncritical Read the full article…

One Million Hoodies In A Few Thousand Words: A Pictorial

Editor’s note: This is a selection of photos taken by Asylum Staff member, Nikki(Twitter handle: @Chey_Marly_Mom{click and follow!}) from the “A Million Hoodie March” held Wednesday, March 21, 2012. A full discussion of Nikki’s thoughts can be found here.                  

Our Son…

Editor’s Note: This is a piece written by our sister, friend, and Asylum Staff member, Nikki(she can be followed on Twitter under the handle, @Chey_Marly_mom).     Today is Wednesday, March 21, 2012.   If you had asked me this time last week who Trayvon Martin was I wouldn’t be able to answer. This is 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…

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and The Etcetera Margin

It seems like, as always, the Trayvon Martin discussion on Twitter and other areas of the social web (I’m really controlling the urge to refer to it as “the trap”) have caused more harm than good. As a writer, I often find my Self facing what I call,”etcetera margins”. A writer is always confronted with Read the full article…

A Bottle of Juice and Pack of Skittles…

“A bottle of juice is no excuse, the truth hurts…”- Tupac Shakur     Latasha Harlins was killed having a bottle of orange juice in her backpack.   On March 16, 1991, Latasha Harlins was murdered for defending her Self after being harassed by a Korean store owner that erroneously thought Latasha was attempting to Read the full article…