Black Social Media Commentators Should Be Competent & Qualified!

The creation of the Internet and the emergence of social media platforms is a mixed blessing. On one hand we applaud how this development broke the corporate hold on news and political expression. Indeed, the vast majority of information we receive via American media (and from which we develop opinions) comes from five corporations: Viacom, Disney, Time Warner, Bertelsmann, and News Corp. By disrupting this old boy media monopoly, the Internet has undoubtedly helped common citizens to realize and broaden their free speech and free press rights. This development has facilitated worldwide unfiltered, on-the-ground news coverage to which we previously had … Continue reading Black Social Media Commentators Should Be Competent & Qualified!

Black Empowerment Series: How to Critically Read a Nonfiction Book

During my childhood there was a popular saying: “Reading is fundamental.” I completely agree since reading opens your mind to new ideas, experiences and therefore possibilities. Reading allows you to benefit from the life experiences of other people and therefore spare … Continue reading Black Empowerment Series: How to Critically Read a Nonfiction Book

A Black Power Outline…(My Manifesto) Revised

You will notice this article is entitled “A” not “THE” Black Power Outline. This is to connote that it is not the definitive, exclusive, or “divine” plan – just my own thoughts on how to transform our collective condition in the United States. The reference to an outline, suggests that this is not an exhaustive plan. Everything is not spelled out or filled in here, nor should it be. Use your imagination and intelligence and modify, apply or reject as you see fit. Finally, this plan is not novel, new, or any indication of some “genius” on my part, but … Continue reading A Black Power Outline…(My Manifesto) Revised