Author Profile: Meet Shanika Sealy

Author Profile: Meet Shanika Sealy

Telling your story as a writer can be a challenge. As writers, there are aspects of our lives that we share, while others some of us choose not to. In this author profile, we speak with Shanika Sealy, writer of “Please Help Me, Santa” -an account of her survival. In addition to being an author, Shanika is a blogger at her site Positivealicious and a vlogger, who focuses on positivity and healing.   Polite On Society: Who is Shanika Sealy? Shanika Sealy:¬†Shanika Sealy is a mother, Christian, loves her Father: The Lord, survivor of Child Sex Abuse, writer, author, journalist,...

Black History Month 2014!

Its about that time again! Yes, it is Black History Month. The time for e-militants and YouTube Scholars to go into overdrive. There are only 28 days of this, so its best to take advantage of it. Obviously, I am joking. On this site, we celebrate Black History year round. But, since folks seem to pay attention more at this time, it would be a mistake to not focus on it. While you are here, I want to inform you about another great site where you can find out about Black history. BlackPast is host to a wealth of knowledge...

70th Anniversary of The 1943 Harlem Riots

2013 is a year of many anniversaries in Black history, but not all events are spoken of equally. With so much focus on Harlem at the current moment, now is a great time to revisit a time tumult in the history of the neighborhood. This year marks the 70th anniversary of 1943 Harlem riots. At the time derided as mere “race riots” this uprising in Harlem had at its core the issue of police violence in the community. The spark for the riot was the arrest and rough treatment of a Harlem woman, Marjorie Polite. In the summer of 1943,...

We Survived The Mayan Apocalypse!

Disaster has been averted! Mankind has survived the Zombie ¬† Mayan Apocalypse. Our planet has not been destroyed, and we are all free to waste more time on Youtube. Bless the power of the Interweb. If you are reading this, then you fortunate internet dweller, have survived the mayhem too. That’s cause for applause. The Mayans had us fooled, didn’t they? But let’s be real, the world can’t end yet. World War III has not happened yet. Once that happens, then the world is allowed to end. So there! Before it gets to that point, lets just be grateful that...

Support Polite On Society At The Black Blog Awards In Washington D.C.

Good evening everyone! I hope all of you are feeling well. I know its been a while since I have posted some things, but family life and life in general has been keeping me busy offline. Never one to leave my readers hanging, I feel the need to bring you in on the latest developments with this blog. Man, where do I begin? As you can see, I have added some new contributing writers, opened up this platform to guest posts, and have extended into talking about issues of education. Special shoutout to Dr. Nicole Walters and Prof. Brandon Melendez...