In his “Threatdown” segment of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert uses a multidimensional explanation for why Black men in New York City are stopped and frisked so much (there are more stops done than the number of Black men actually living in the city). Another well done satire from Colbert.Read More Otherworldly Videos: Interdimensional Black People
Black feminist lesbian writer, scholar, activist and conjurer M. Jacqui Alexander on the web series, Signified. She speaks about the connections between spirituality and social revolution in that they allow one to envision new worlds, to understand one’s purpose in life and to connect with others.Read More Modern Griots: M. Jacqui Alexander
Washington Post writer, E.J. Dionne Jr., wrote a piece about the ridiculous disrespect of Barack Obama as president: “They say that President Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn’t, he’s a secularist who is waging war on religion. On some days he’s a Nazi, but on most others he’s merely a socialist. His especially […]Read More President Obama as an Alien
Just letting you all know that tomorrow many sites, including this one, will be involved in a black out to protest the SOPA bill that could severely hurt the internet. If you want to find out more, go to Web Goes on Strike and Fight for the FutureRead More Moving on the Wires: Blackout
This film addresses the historical, social, political, media and religious contexts of black masculinity and black male sexuality in Africa and America. A panel, including Marc Lamont Hill, Esther Armah, Cleo Manago, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bishop John Selders, and Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis, also contribute to the discussion of sexuality in the African Diaspora. This […]Read More “I AM A MAN: Black Manhood & Sexual Diversity”
Yesterday was the last day of Kwanzaa, so I wanted my first post of the new year to be a video from the Mobile HomeComing Project and Charis Books & More, called “Queer Black Intergenerational BookLUST!” Each book is connected to a principle and a day of Kwanzaa. These poetry books look interesting; I really […]Read More Seven Books for Kwanzaa and Haitian Independence
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied Troy Davis a stay and he was executed at 11:08 pm. We may have lost this battle, but let us continue the war on the death penalty and the prison industrial complex: 1) “Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s deed, however calculated, can be […]Read More Justice Is Not Always Just Part 2
I do not believe in the death penalty because there is always a possibility of doubt, and our justice system has never been perfect often with racist, classist and sexist underlying issues within it. As I think about the possible execution of Troy Davis today, I can’t help but think of another story of the […]Read More Justice Isn’t Always Just…
Here are some satirical, political cartoons because one way to get history through people’s heads, or at least make them think, is through art and a little bit of dark humor:Read More CARTOONS!!!!
Space Thank you to Andrew Rebatta, who you will find out more about in a later post, for this video! In the future, when we are looking back, what will we be able to say about the things we did today to make our future better? What plans, actions, organization and training are we […]Read More What Are We Doing Now?