National Black Theatre Presents “Kill Move Paradise”

National Black Theatre Presents “Kill Move Paradise”

High profile police murders of unarmed Black people of the last few years have provoked responses from all over the country. Movements such as Black Lives Matter have protested against it, but the deeply systemic nature of anti-Black racism means that it would continue regardless. As these continuing cases garner less media attention, the state of affairs has turned into one that Americans watch as indifferent bystanders. “Kill Move Paradise” by James Ijames deals with this predicament, utilizing the concept of Elysium as a framework. Now playing at the National Black Theatre, this show was not what you might expect. For...
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...
Author Profile: Meet Missy B. Salick

Author Profile: Meet Missy B. Salick

Greetings all! As you know, its Writer Wednesday. This time, I’d like to introduce you to another blogger who is making the jump into writing a book of their own. Missy B. Salick, who is the editor in chief of Virgo Girl Media, has a forthcoming book called “Write Your Dreams.” Today, we take the time to discuss with Missy what inspires her as a writer, and who she hopes to reach out to. Polite On Society: Who is Missy Salick and where are you from?  Missy Salick: Who is Missy….hmmm it depends on what time of day it is...
Book Review: Churchill And Orwell: The Fight For Freedom

Book Review: Churchill And Orwell: The Fight For Freedom

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight For Freedom Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press 352 pages Freedom and its pursuit is a concern that is ever the more pressing with each day. Six months after the 2016 U.S. elections, American politics have experienced a nadir. Controversy after controversy keeps being revealed, and many feel as though this is the most authoritarian government in American history. At the same time, factions within the American ruling class are pushing for President Trump to take a more confrontational tone with Russia over the matter of alleged election influence. With this situation brewing, now would be...