How Did “Black Panther” Make So Much Money? Black Dollars Matter, Black Lives Matter, & Black Hero’s Matter

2018-02-19T07:37:28+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

              Wakanda is here to stay---and white supremacists and racist Hollywood dam well better get used to it.   The long weekend is not even over and Marvel’s “Black Panther” has already broken records in both global and domestic ticket sales. According to the New York Times, on February [...]

Will “Black Panther” Ignite a Revolution?

2018-01-21T11:30:29+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

How can a mere Comic Book Movie have the potential to change the face of American politics?  History teaches us revolutions often ignite from less than zero. Marvel "Black Panther" Movie Most revolutions ignite due to some “small” inciting incident. The Russian Revolution kicked off due to a late delivery of Rye bread, [...]

An Open Letter to my White Brothers: “Your Emancipation Proclamation.”

2017-12-20T20:54:51+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

“The Emancipation Proclamation for White Men---DISCOVERED!” A recent archeological discovery has unearthed an ancient historical document which has critical implications for those European descended males, commonly referred to as “White” men.  Scientific and historical experts report that the document states it is an “Emancipation Proclamation” specific to White men.   It has been radiocarbon dated to [...]

“Dear White People” — You Do Not Exist

2017-12-10T20:26:12+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” --- Bob Marley Author and Zanzibarian Historian Mohammed           “Dear White People,” you do not exist. Please do not get defensive or upset.  Do not get worried, no groups of people are out to “get you,” move [...]

Justine Damond’s Murder is “The Chickens Coming Home to Roost”

2017-07-24T15:02:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

By Frank Blaney The “United” States of America has never been united. Halfway through the history of the nation, brothers fought brothers and families divided over a war about slavery and race. Race. The United States of America never was, and never will be color-blind. Eight years of a melanin-rich president (who genetically was more [...]

The Lost Legacy of ‘White Men’ One man’s profound reflection on the poisoned ‘gift’ of whiteness.

2017-07-19T09:27:13+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

    I recently returned to African soil from a first-time visit to rural Ireland, my ancestral homeland. Setting my feet again deep in African soil, feeling the languorous caress of Senegal’s breeze, the warming embrace from her sun on this continent that all life began was deeply revitalizing and invigorating. It calmed my body, [...]

Why in a Post-Trump America I Found Hope in Africa

2016-12-16T10:14:29+00:00 December 16th, 2016|

While I was packing for my recent trip to Africa, most of my friends and colleagues were experiencing emotional shock waves from Donald Trump's election victory.  My friends' reactions ranged from dread, depression, to outright panic.  Most of them feel they will be at a distinct disadvantage in the new vision for America that [...]