Archive for This Week in Blackness

We Hold Black Truths to be Self-Evident…

Posted in humor, maps, politics, race, racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by Sunshine Superboy

From up on high to the lap of your lappy, a few Black Truths (which, as a negro, I kinda hold to be self-evident…) I also think its self-evident that Run DMC rules. No relation there… (except for the last 8 seconds of This Week in Blackness- below- with the 13 black commandments. heh)

oh, and just cuz I feel like it and have always enjoyed all of these Earth at night time photo/maps (even though that doesn’t exist… except if there is like some insane eclipse that covered the whole day-time side of the planet while the other was in genuine night), anyways, hereyago:

Moonshine Superboy


“That Thing”: a white privilege pre-quel

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

ummm…. What to do when a Jewmaican is too overwhelmed to kvetch??!

… So we have to have a chat. Nah, its not you in particular (unless, maybe it is), I’ve just had the thing come up again and again in the last week and figured its time to broach the subject here. (Ahem, not THE Thing, mind you, since he’s pretty much got his shit together since buddying up with Storm and the Black Panther in the NEW Fantastic Four…)newfantasticfour1 A different thing. And not Lauryn Hill style, either. You know the talk I mean, about that nasty little thing that some of us are better at identifying than others, called white privilege. Sure, its a heavy conversation, so why not lead things off with a little chuckle before I get all People’s Institute on yr asses.

consider this a pre-quel, and I’ll catch you on the flip.

catch ya on the flip,
Sunshine Superboy

Our Year in Blackness (oy! eeeb!)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

Toward the end of 2008 I found myself at a Winter Solstice party which, despite being overwhelmingly white, was really a lot of fun. I say overwhelmingly white cuz it was like myself, two or three negroes, and an arctic sea of white people. And I know that technically not all white people are the same just cuz I can extrapolate from the fact that not all black people are the same

I only really knew one of the other black kids, but we all got to talking in the kitchen, having a black geekout about, ya know, science, politics, sci-fi, comedy… and after swapping recommendations for things to read and watch and sing, one of my new friends told me about This Week in Blackness (TWiB). You can check out the first webisode here I know most of y’all are probably too lazy to click on the orange link, so I’ll just embed some shit here for you to get the vibe of the endeavor. Seriously, I think its a pretty fabulous blog and I think its approps to share it with you Black Mappers. The webisode below is from like a month ago, though I believe its the most recent edition. You can read Elon James’ blog here.

Black Maps Obsessional Black Caucus, what do you think? (post comments below). Oh, and other folks of color and white people, you can chime in too. I just don’t want Black to hold back, but that doesn’t mean brown can’t stick around, and yellow can’t be mellow, nor that the redman can’t get ahead, man, but really we all just waiting for white to do whats right (its called anti-racist praxis. get into it).

(the fun begins at about 4:30 into it. If homeboy had me sayin amen, I’m sure you can enjoy this!)

For now enjoy.

Yr Humble Commodore,
Esteban Sunshine Superboy