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Over Shadowing Narcissus

– On Black Reflectivity I. And Sleep Defeated Blindness “Then Doondari created blindness and blindness defeated man. But when blindness became too proud, Doondari created sleep, and sleep defeated blindness; But when sleep became too proud, Doondari created worry, and worry defeated sleep; But when worry...

Sex, Friends and Wittgenstein

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BREAK THE CODE "a serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes" i'm under the impression that it's unacceptable to speak with a stranger outside of designated locations in twenty seventeen; which is a...

Hip Hop: A Thin Line Between Genius and Obsession

Kool Hand Herc smoke billows in my mind when i remember the sound of classic jazz, hip hop or R&B - most of my favorites can't be found in the top 40. but when i woke up in sixth grade, radio jams...

Straight Outta Geneva

straight outta geneva Rite to Remain Violent this negro dreams of the benefit of the doubt. i bet it tastes like ice cream. a few weeks back in portland - towards the end of summer heat - i ducked into a pub. i'd...

Get Out of The Moonlight

i spend my days in empty bars, where piss has overtaken ash and cigarette smoke as the dominant odor. god forbid a bar should smell of beer. people ask what i do for a living. favors, mostly. i've heard speculation...

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Politics and Black Power

Black people don’t have political power at the federal level. We don’t. We are 13.3% of the entire United States population. When you subtract the...

Dear Black Men, Can We Talk?

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