DNC Tom Perez Pick A Slap in the Face to Progressive Democrats 

Saturday, the Democratic National Committee decided to go with Tom Perez as chairman. This is not surprising news, but it is instructive of how much the Democratic Party intends to double down on the approaches that cost them the 2016 election. Having apparently learned nothing from November, the DNC goes with Perez, against the choice of Keith Ellison- who was supported by Bernie Sanders. In an obvious attempt at damage control, Ellison was made deputy chair. However, the damage is already done. Ellison, who is of Islamic faith, has come under fire from people for supposedly aligning himself with anti-semitic...
“Poetic Ruminations” Fourth Year Anniversary! 

“Poetic Ruminations” Fourth Year Anniversary! 

Good afternoon folks. Tomorrow, February 24th, makes four years since I have put out “Poetic Ruminations of Mr. Born Nice” I have been an author for four years. Wow. That’s wild, and it doesn’t feel like it.  I wanted to take a really quick moment to say thank you to everyone who supported my first literary outing. I also wanted to advertise that “Poetic Ruminations” is now available on Kindle for 99 cents.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJC5PLW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487877273&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=poetic+ruminations&dpPl=1&dpID=31mfWRpTl%2BL&ref=plSrch It’s been such a journey, and all the feedback has helped. More writing is on the way…but I will keep the cat in the bag as...
Community Profile: Meet Robert Fields Jackson

Community Profile: Meet Robert Fields Jackson

As a writer that focuses on the goings on of the Harlem community, I often meet people who have been active at the various events that I’m invited to. Readers of this site have seen me mention a Black History Month celebration thrown by Afrikan Kartel. It was a book drive, and tribute. This event occurred on February 12th, and it was held at Paris Blues on 121st and 7th avenue.  While in attendance, I had the opportunity to speak with Robert Fields Jackson, who hosted. Robert F. Jackson is a community activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is an Ethiopian Orthodox...
Why I Deserve A Multi-Million Dollar Book Deal

Why I Deserve A Multi-Million Dollar Book Deal

Good morning, my readers. It’s finally Friday, and we made it through. I know you may have looked at the title of this thread and thought, “What is he starting up now?” At least hear me out first. There is a saying that goes that you have to speak things into the universe in order for them to go into motion. Whether it is called the Law of Attraction, or the power of positive thinking, it’s a notion that if you speak on it, it will begin to manifest. At this point, I am like.. why not put it out...
Author Profile: Meet Kahlil Koromantee

Author Profile: Meet Kahlil Koromantee

Greetings, everyone. Today, I have an interview with yet another author. I’d like to introduce you to Kahlil Koromantee, author of “Message to A YoungBlood.” Kahlil is an educator, and facilitator of workshops aimed at assisting students. He’s been hosted at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center a number of times, and was at last year’s conference for the Association of Black Educators of New York. In this interview, he shares what inspires him to write, as well as passing along advice for aspiring writers. Polite On Society: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and where you’re...