Seventh Year Blogiversary

Good evening my readers. I’d like to take the time to say thank you to those who came out tonight to Calabar Imports in Harlem to commemorate the seventh year anniversary of Polite On Society. Thanks for asking your questions, and asking what is next. I have no intention of stopping, despite whoever might have an issue with it. If it wasn’t for the support I received here initially, I wouldn’t be poised to take the direction I am going in now. Over  the course of seven years has come two books, four awards, numerous panel discussions, and a visit...

My Walking While Black Experience Today

Good evening folks. Today, I had an experience with a police officer that was just odd. First of all, I am alright and I was not detained or anything like that. It’s just that this occurred today, and I need to talk about it. I was walking up Amsterdam Avenue, heading to the local eaterie to get a tuna salad. Normal pace, just minding my business. I hit the corner, waiting for the light to change. I just felt a presence of someone behind me, and when I turned around, a police officer was there. Because I have been in...