“Misery is often the parent of the most affecting touches in poetry. —Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry. Love is the peculiar œstrum of the poet. Their love is ardent, but it kindles the senses only, not the imagination. Religion indeed has produced a Phyllis Whately [sic]; but it could not produce a poet. The compositions published under her name are below the dignity of criticism.” – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia “…And yet, this is precisely what Gordon argues is the value and insight of Fanon: he fully accepts the definition of himself as pathological as it is imposed by a world that knows itself through that imposition, rather than remaining in a reactive stance that insists […]
Finally, after way too many months of, “Coming in 20xx…” here’s the first iteration of our new website. Enjoy it, critique it, and help us build out new features. While this isn’t everything we intended to launch, it’s important we step out of the silence we’ve been dwelling in – better to be on the ground moving than waiting around for perfection. We plan to publish news on our site (and across social media) with much more frequency now that we’ve gotten past this initial hurdle.
Most of the work we’ve done is behind the scenes and for that we want to thank Josh, Erin, Aaron, Joel, Dave, and Eric for the countless hours they’ve poured into this project. Their effort means new features will be much easier to publish and troubleshoot in the future. If you notice any problems across the site (or if you want to give us an ego boost), feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for articles & support
Interested in writing for our Hip-hop Library? We’re currently looking for new authors and would like to publish 1–3 articles on the following albums:
- Krown Rulerz – Paper Chase
- Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
- Dr. Dre – The Chronic
- Wu-Tang Clan – 36 Chambers
- Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
- Lauryn Hill – Miseducation
- DMX – It’s Dark and Hell is Hot
- Eminem – Slim Shady LP
- 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
- Lil Wayne – No Ceilings
- Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
- Migos – YRN
Send us a message if you’re passionate about any of these albums and have a story to tell. Also, if you’re interested in promoting the arts, we’re still tracking down funding to pay our authors this cycle. Toss some money our way so these brilliant minds can get paid.