This is an old Black Witch Wordpress post from December, read the new BW series post: Fandom and the Fan. As for the "Travelin Light: Lasers Giveaway", the winner is Janae W.! For any Witch, diviner or psychic that decides to do some social good, the ethics of confidentiality is always a big subject. Who do you tell, how much do you tell and how big of a mouth do…Continue
While the black athletes getting the most attention this month are the college basketball players involved in March Madness, Cowtown-Work to Ride quietly made polo history on Sunday when it became the first all African-American team to win a national title in the sport. At the National Interscholastic Championship at the Virginia Polo center, the team took home the gold after beating out the crew from…Continue
The singer Adele Adkins—better known, simply, as Adele—belongs to a cadre of young white British girls who, over the past seven years, have made names for themselves as "soul singers," a term meant to imply authenticity and legitimacy as well as retro chic. Her contemporaries are Joss Stone, Duffy, and Amy Winehouse, the first two of which were crafted by the same…Continue
When I was at the Baltimore Book Festival a couple weekends ago, I had a lovely discussion with the people at the Muslims for Peace table (I hope I have gotten their name right!) explaining Paganism and discussing how it differs or can relate to Islam. I was down with a very bad cold that weekend so I couldn’t talk very much but somewhat in that I had figured out a way to talk about my religion beyond the “nature-based…Continue
He's one of the poster children of revolutionaries. He's on t-shirts, posters, coasters, the works. But I have to ask myself, why would any self respecting black person, African American, person of color, self proclaimed nigger, revolutionist or whatever deem themselves, honor or respect Che’ Guevara, after reading the following passage from his diary?