Marc Polite Interviewed in Spotlight on Community Leaders

Good morning, everyone. As I work behind the scenes on a number of issues (in between online arguments about Black on Black crime) others are beginning to notice that I am making contributions in my own way. I was recently interviewed by Lorraine Currelley, The Executive Director of the Bronx Book Fair. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Poets Network and Exchange, Inc., which is the sponsoring and host organization of the Bronx Book Fair 2018. Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. is a 501.c3 not-for-profit organization. Founded in 2011. Poets Network & Exchange is a positive and...

Starbucks Backlash Brews Larger Conversation

Good evening, everyone. I’m sure that by now you’ve heard about the incident in a Philadelphia Starbucks where two Black men were arrested for not buying anything. This is an example of an occurrence that was so clearly reprehensible, that it sparked outrage around the country. Activists shut down that particular Starbucks, and the manager that overreacted was let go by the company. This latest incident comes at a time where the question is really posed if there is any real way to exist as a Black person in public. In a country where teenagers get shot at for asking...