Why Even Considering Calling Black Men Terrorists is Irresponsible and Dangerous

Good evening, my readers. I hope all is well with you this evening. Being a person who is highly involved in social media, a lot comes across my path. While it is impossible for me to comment on everything that I see online at length, there are times that I feel it becomes necessary to say something. In roughly the past two weeks, Black social media has been embroiled in an uproar about the notion of straight Black men being like white people towards Black women. Aside from saying that this is bad sociology and a terrible premise, I pass...
How to Use Your Status For Good

How to Use Your Status For Good

Being a star in the limelight or a commentator offers you an opportunity to change the world. You have an audience who are behind you waiting to hear what you say and do next. The most beneficial move to make is to spread positivity and encouragement. Your status provides you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and beyond. It’s important to realize your power and how it can help others, if used wisely. There’s so much chaos in the universe that it’s refreshing to hear and see someone who’s uplifting and demonstrating admirable traits. See how to...

On Rewarded Activism vs. Punished Activism

Editors Note: This post emerged from a commentary I made on Facebook while watching the BET Awards on Sunday evening. Yes, I watched. Don’t screw your face up like that at me, I turned in my “woke card” for the night. I made a commentary on the contrast between the recognized activism of Chance the Rapper, and the marginalized and punished activism of Colin Kaepernick. Below are my comments, for the purpose of clarification. -M.P. To make it crystal clear about why I said what I said earlier about the highlighted activism of Chance The Rapper, I maintain the following. On...
Just An Observation- Dyson Defends Maher

Just An Observation- Dyson Defends Maher

Good evening folks. I have been a bit occupied by my latest read, “Amiable with Big Teeth” by Claude McKay. There’s going to be a discussion of the book at the Schomburg next week that I am working to prep for. However, I have been following the news about the latest fallout over Bill Maher’s comments, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson coming to his defense calling him an ally. Yeah.  For those of you who might remember, Dyson put out a hit piece on West, calling him irrelevant, and putting his business out there. It’s really a shame that Dyson...