Wednesday, July 27, 2016

M3 Editor's Note July 27, 2016

Mind Droppings: Arguing With Yourself

I’ve been writing for more than a decade from newspapers to my personal blog and now Male Media Mind. But M3 is different. This is one of the first times I’ve been passionate about the topics that I write about. In the past, when I wrote for newspapers, I had to please my editor and I wasn't emotionally invested in the articles I wrote. If someone disagreed with me it wasn't that big a deal. When I wrote my personal blog I didn’t have much of an audience and I wasn’t out of the closet yet, so while it was a little closer to my heart nothing really got to me when it was criticized. Now that I’m writing what I want and people are engaging with my content, I get a lot more worked up when people criticize my point of view. I’m getting pushback on a lot of things I hold to be common sense and I am learning how to let go of some of my need to be right.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

M3 Editor's Note July 20, 2016


Thanks to Daddy Rod and Morgan Spec of Onyx SE for joining us for the M3 Weekly Hangout this past Sunday. Tanks also to DeVon for inviting them. Also to Mark, Gerald, Lonnie, Chris and Derick who participated this week. We'll also be doing an RNC hangout tomorrow after Donald Trump finishes his acceptance speech. We'll also be taking a break from the Weekly Hangout This Sunday, but make sure to look out for the M3 Entertainment hangout this Friday at 9 pm EST

Friday, July 08, 2016

Journal Entry: Fear is the Enemy

Last night I was too afraid to leave my house to buy cigarettes. With the news of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile dominating my news feed, I was scared. Not too scared to leave my house at all, just afraid enough to question the cost-benefit balance to wonder if it made buying cigarettes very unimportant. I woke up this morning to news of five police officers being shot in Dallas and I worried even more.  I've been avoiding the news for fear of being afraid. I mean I am scared and angry and worried about how things could escalate into chaos, but this is the world I have always lived in. I may be scared now, but the violence against black men isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s just coming into focus.

Editor's Note July 7, 2016

Testing out the Facebook Live function. There's a lot of dead air here because I didn't know what I was doing, but I'm really excited about the possibilities with using this live feature on Facebook to talk about M3 and to engage with our audience.