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#Hashtag Fever - January 22nd, 2018 1:32 PM
In the social media world, the most effective weapon to draw attention to a movement or issue is by way of the #hashtag. How many of us seen it in our timelines, our feeds only...
The Black Panther Discussion - January 18th, 2018 11:17 PM
It's been a long time since I've seen my friend 'James'. On this blog way back when, we discussed M.A.N.T.I.S., a television program back in the 1990's...
The Mistake in ‘Claiming’ a New Year - January 8th, 2018 10:04 PM
I'm teasing the peeps I know on social media that 'instead of claiming 2018, just go ahead and take care of business'. I didn't exactly say those exact words,...
The Easy Way to Write! (Just for Fun!) - January 7th, 2018 9:08 PM
Here's the easy way to be a writer for the 18: Sit down Turn off all distractions (that means you too social media and internet) Take a minute to think about...
The Story of Shontell, Explained - January 4th, 2018 7:42 PM
For those of you just tuning in....... 2018 has already started to be a year of hard choices and challenges. I should act as if I should care, but I really don't....
Advice to Conscious Writers for 2018 - January 1st, 2018 7:56 PM
Advice to conscious writers in this new year: Not every issue is worth a response. There are issues which on the surface look important but clearly not worth your effort for...
Leaving 2017 With Focus - December 31st, 2017 10:36 PM
This is the last post of 2017. No heartbreaking stories, no earth-shattering news, just a reminder of what my mindset going into 2018 (as it is in some parts of the East coast...
The Crying Post: Humanity on Display - December 30th, 2017 9:05 PM
Let me ask a simple question. Is it harmful for a man to cry? From my early childhood years to my adult life, I've shed a tear or two. Iâve seen my father do the...
Archive: I Love My Father, And Here's The Reason Why - December 29th, 2017 2:31 AM
On this Father''s Day, there's only one man who deserves it more in my mind than he'll admit, Charles Sr. In earlier posts, I wrote about growing up with him, but...
Final Thoughts of 2017 - December 27th, 2017 10:39 PM
First and foremost, I'd like to thank God The Father for allowing me to live throughout 2017. Yes, I believe in God, and He matters. I would like to thank Him for not only...
A Conversation with Charles Chatmon Jr. (Poetry International Online) - December 23rd, 2017 2:36 PM
Hey peeps, I'm a featured interview in the latest Poetry International Online (Of course, they decided to go with the author name of the Depths of CCJ instead of the...
Developing a Generation of Followers, Not Leaders - December 9th, 2017 10:28 PM
Subscribe to my channel. Like my page. Follow me. Add me to your list. Sounds like the words of a leader, do they not? Actually this is the landscape of the...
On Word Counts and Marketing - November 24th, 2017 11:58 PM
My social media 'fast' didn't last long. I activated my Facebook and Twitter accounts on Thanksgiving, a few days earlier than I had planned. I can't be too hard on...
Let's Start Over - November 19th, 2017 10:18 PM
Let's start over. Today, I made the conscious decision to 'unplug myself from the Matrix' of social media by deactivating both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. If...
The Only Safe Space I Need - November 17th, 2017 10:57 AM
There's been chatter regarding the topic of 'safe spaces', physical places where like-minded people who've been bullied can find solace and support. As a...
I Don't Need Anybody Telling Me....... - November 15th, 2017 9:27 PM
I don't need anyone telling me via 'Think Pieces' how my masculinity is harmful to Black women around me, or that it's 'toxic'. I can do without the...
The White Man's Burden 2K17 - November 3rd, 2017 7:33 PM
Note: this is inspired by a visit to one school doing research on Rudyard Kipling's well-known poem, 'The White Manâs Burden', promoting the policy of Imperialism....
The Story of The Homeless 2017 - November 3rd, 2017 6:12 PM
WE LIVE in interesting times. We've become a generation focused on changing gender roles, pop-culture influencers and personalities. How about if we focus on a subject not...
Wait Till Next Year! (Ugh!) - November 1st, 2017 9:14 PM
I just watched a great World Series, and although the L.A. Dodgers didn't win it this year, I have to say congrats and much props to the Houston Astros and their fans. This...
It's World Series Day, Go Dodgers! - October 24th, 2017 6:24 AM
It's World Series day! Let's go Dodgers! The 'Big Blue Wrecking Crew''2.0 will face the Houston Astros in Game One of the World Series tonight at Dodger Stadium. The...
A Debate With No Winners - October 20th, 2017 11:58 PM
Note: it's the new NBA season, but here's an unpublished piece from 2004 I'd like to share with you. Very timely, I think. Take care. - Chat Now that the Presidential...
The Disarray of Discourse - October 16th, 2017 9:26 AM
WHEN I began this blog over a decade ago, I envisioned a forum where I would share my written musings with you, the readers, on the issues of the day. Little did I know that in...
Dealing with Gridlock on the Superinformation Highway - October 14th, 2017 11:41 PM
YOU CAN not get away from it - no matter how hard you try, the internet is constantly in your brain leaving the residue of serious and 'fake' stories. All day and all night it's...
The Internet: Why Are We Here? - October 13th, 2017 10:32 PM
This is a subject I feel I should address. It's not based on a serious subject nor a thought-provoking piece, but since we're all here on the internet, I would like to ask one...
A Few Words of Encouragement - October 11th, 2017 9:48 PM
Life is to be lived, isn't it? It's not for concentrating too much worrying about things out of our control for which there's nothing we can do about anyway, so just enjoy what...
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