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Featured Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (7)

PUNKS GOTTA EAT, XMAS EDITION

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FESTIVUS and all the good December well wishes that come with this time of year! Hopefully you're chilling at your grandmother's house stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about that 3rd glass of eggnog, because that's the TRUE meaning of…

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Added by Robust on December 24, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Gun-Rights And Black Rebellion

While we are by NO MEANS advocates for guns, some of the biggest proponents for the right to carry guns were The Black Panthers and other Black rebels.

An article in The Atlantic reminds us that the Black Panthers' Bobby Seale stated: “The American people in general and the black people in particular” must "take careful note of the racist California…

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Added by The Establishment on December 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Self-hate, beauty standards: how do we stop the madness?

Hey guys, although many don't go as far as South African artist Mshoza (pictured below), a lot of people still hurt themselves emotionally when they let unhealthy beauty standards (hair, skin color, etc.) become their own.

Just wanted to get the conversation going. Everyone is somehow affected. How do we make sure that women, men, boys and girls get out of this vicious circle? - Lou C-D…

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Added by The Race Card on December 21, 2012 at 10:27am — 25 Comments

"Bury The Ratchet" Already!

"Bury The Ratchet". That's the name of a campaign at Spelman College that challenges the images of showed in reality TV shows about women of color from Atlanta. The project is helmed by image activist Michaela Angela Davis. She recently told Jacque Reid on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that it's more a “pro-leadership” campaign than an “anti-reality show” one, aimed at getting the "spotlight off the ratchetness and on the successful women in Atlanta".

Actually this problem…

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Added by The Establishment on December 12, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Mark Corece on Some Other Ish: Solange in Her True(th)



The last four years for Solange Knowles has been a bit of a seesaw. In 2008, she released Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, the otherworldly, very adult step into the music industry—a stark difference from her vague yet still prodigal-like 2003 release,…

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Added by Sound Check on December 7, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

December 21st 2012: End of the world or beginning of a new era of Consciousness?

Oneness. Creativity. The Shift. Consciousness Awakening. The End of the World? What is going on with all this talk lately, as December 21st approaches. To those of you who may not know or have been hibernating in your own world of business, the spiritual communities and Pagan, Wiccan and Goddess religions along with the Mayans (yes their offspring do exists) are preparing for a cosmic alignment of our planetary system on December 21st, which is also know to us in the…

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Added by The Establishment on December 5, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

ROCK GODDESS RECAP By MILITIA.

Soundgarden came to NYC to PLAY. They hit the Letterman show. Next they did Live on Letterman, THEN Chris Cornell did a benefit for Hurricane Sandy at Bowery Ballroom, AND THEN the next day they played an intimate show at Irving Plaza.  They worked it all to promote their…
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Added by Sound Check on December 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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