And told God that I thank him every day
For having the wisdom and foresight to see
How important it was to put melanin in me.
The thought just materialized in our head one morning: “Go and find out why I named my book ‘The Fire Next Time.'” Since the voice spoke in the first person and only one person we know of has a book entitled “The Fire Next Time” it seems a logical conclusion that the author in question…… Continue reading The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
It was the first talking film. The main character sang about his “mammy.” He sings about her and is wearing blackface. Isn’t that proof Jolson’s character had melanin envy? Why does a Jewish man need to wear Blackface as a Jazz singer? It just doesn’t compute. There’s more…much more… The “Jazz Singer” was inspired by…… Continue reading On Melanin Envy: Al Jolson’s Mammy
Breathlessly, lovers of Disney’s song of the south defend it and it’s source material by Joel Chandler Harris as not being racist. But what about melanin envy? How come they so easily call a banjo playing Black man “uncle?” Did Joel Chandler Harris’ underprivileged, melanin challenged, upbringing so distort his self image that he would…… Continue reading On Melanin Envy: How is Remus your Uncle?
Karl Popper defined a pseudoscience as a claim that can be neither verified nor falsified. That, unfortunately, categorizes those claims beyond the current cutting edge of science as unscientific. Our current state of the art technology was once unverifiable though, it could be falsified. Today’s speculative fiction is tomorrow’s H.G. Wells prediction. Thus, we have…… Continue reading Not Melanin Magic: Has The So-called “Melanin Theory” Been Falsified Or Verified? The Melanin Facts.
Today May 19, 2017 is not just important because it is the 92nd year since the arrival on earth of Malik el-Hajj el-Shabazz, most well known as Malcolm X. May 19 also marks 99 years since the lynching of 8 months pregnant Mary Turner. It is also 85 days before the 97th year of Red, Black and Green. President and CEO…… Continue reading 90 Days of Hope: Take The RBG Challenge And Wear Red, Black and Green on August 13