Research

Whispering: The Wicked Jinn

In the religious and mythological worldview of Islam there are entities referred to as the jinn. They are the genies of popular folklore and pop culture. There are several interpretations as to what they are. Some texts refer to them as flesh and bone, some refer to them as ethereal[…]

When God Cries

Someone once asked me about me pushing positive and progressive thought. They asked me do I ever experience hurt and pain? At first I thought it was a ridiculous question, yet I realized that they only connect with me through social media channels or my books where I am focusing[…]

I’ve been to the Mountaintop…

Last month I was blessed to be able to attend the Outdoor Afro Leadership training for 2016 at Yosemite National Park. To say that the experience was transcendent would be an understatement. It fundamentally hit me at my core. The land was initially occupied by the indigenous nation of the[…]

The Golden Age

A time of trouble…of wars, terrorism, racism, starvation, genocide and slavery. This time is now. From the vantage point of many, it appears as the end times. Yes, for some it is. Just like all great empires have crumbled in the past, this one is expiring. For those mired in[…]

Hail Mary Full of Grace, Fail Mary Dark in Race

Many of the Popes throughout history (especially those whose homelands were in Eastern Europe) have been known to have kneel or prostrate them selves before icons of the Black Madonna. Eastern Europe is known specifically to have preserved the tradition of Black Madonnas. If you have had the opportunity to[…]

The slave rebellion the country tried to forget

ORIGINAL SOURCE: johnhorse.com Imagine that the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history had gone unrecognized for more than a century and a half, even by the country’s leading scholars. Imagine further that the rebellion was not some obscure event in a rural backwater, but a series of mass escapes that[…]

The Black Dad That You Don’t Think Exists

This post originally appeared on Absurdist. The black dad that you don’t think exists falls asleep with his son on his chest after rocking him for what felt like forever. His wife transfers the baby from his arms to the crib and coaxes him to bed where he only sleeps[…]

How To Use Bike Gears Properly

Bikes have anywhere from one front chainring to three chainrings these days, accompanied by seven to eleven gears in the back. The different combinations of these gears will determine how easy or difficult it is to pedal and will dictate your speed. If you are looking to make small adjustments[…]

Targeted Marketing: Junk Food Ads Geared Toward African-American Children

One of the most effective ways to conquer the child obesity epidemic may be to reduce the time that children watch TV. A number of food companies disproportionately advertise their unhealthy products, (i.e. sugary “fruit” drinks, candy) to young people of African and Latino descent, according to new research. African-American[…]