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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

They Dared Not Speak It's Name!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone.....


Been in a bit of a somber mood tonight/this morning, as July 31st marks the anniversary of three of my friends deaths due to ARI(AIDS Related Illnesses). In different years, people I had gotten close to died because of AIDS related illnesses that they never shared with me. Kevin, in 1996, who passed away literally in his apartment that day, right before I was supposed to go over there to talk about my boyfriend at that moment. Kevin puts you in the mind of an educated version of Alex from Noah's Arc. Full of personality and charisma, Kevin was sharp, witty, intellectual, and, in hindsight, brave. He told me his HIV status just three days before his death, and in his usual gregarious manner, said to me sharply, "Don't worry about me bitch. Worry about that late ass outfit you got on!"(LOL).

Charles was a much different, but no less charismatic, a creature. We met in 1995 during the summer. He worked for a nationally recognized news outlet and was much older than me( I was 21, he was in his 40's...he was PHYNE as hell though...caramel complexion, over 6 feet tall, and when we would wear sandals, shorts and a tank top, would test the limits of our friendship because baaaaaaaby, I WANTED that! lol). We initially had interest in each other, but when we would get "intimate", he was very strange to me. He would never let me perform oral sex on him,(despite that huge pretty penis he had),was the first man to suck my toes(even to the point of complete sexual satisfaction for him), and only wanted us to have body contact with each other as intimacy. As a newbie in the "gayborhood", I thought I wasn't attractive to him enough to touch me in that manner. What I didn't know, was that he was dealing with HIV and scared to tell me. He made sure not to expose me or anyone he was with to anything that could pass the virus, but he was too scared to mention he had it. After the third "session", in which I was getting too frustrated with not even being able to fully touch him, I remarked, "Chile why are you torturing me with all this body, ass and dick that I can't have????"

We fell out laughing and became instant,fast friends. On July 31st, 1999, Charles was found dead in his home by his sister, who tried to cover it up by saying he lost a bout with "cancer". After I got her drunk the night after the wake, I asked her "the question". She didn't answer, but she looked at me, slowly nodded her head, and began to cry.

Chris was my mirror image, in terms of personality. Funny, yet introverted, I had a light crush on Chris since 1995 when I was dating one of his buddies here in Chicago. Tall, bow-legged, lean, muscular with glasses, we ended up being best friends once I moved to DC...we fell out over something silly that I won't even mention in February, 2001. Nearly six months later, he was dead from HIV related illness. I never got to tell him that I was being an asshole when we fell out. I never got to tell him I apologize and that I was wrong. I figured we would make up once we saw each other. We never did. None of these men that came into my life as bosom buddies, dared to speak on what they were battling. They dared not speak HIV's name.

Eery year, I go into a funk over this day. This day saw three men that I loved die, and taken from me. From midnight to about 45 minutes ago, I began writing the treatment and first act of a screenplay dedicated to them entitled, "They Dare Not Speak It's Name" and features all four of us as friends, with all the personality clashes I know would have occurred if they all got together continuously. It will be drama, fun, pain, love, tragedy, plot twists for your ass and, above all, education.

They Dare Not Speak It's Name.



Sincerely,

Brother Hassan


Monday, July 30, 2012

The Politics of The Criminal InJustice System Vs. Human Sexuality

Hey guys!


Just wanted to write down a few quick words on some commentary I have been receiving over the last several weeks as it relates to the War On Drugs, how Black and Latino men are targeted in particular, and how privatized prisons reap major Federal and State subsidies for the raw number of drug arrests and convictions they produce. I touch on this in my book, "When The Lights Go Out: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality" (CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY! ), and some folks have responded with a measure of surprise and, in some cases, shock, over how the Prison Industrial Complex is organized and runs on a daily basis in the United States. Some have even asked me to elaborate on this more in Volumes 2 and 3 of my series.

Respectfully, that is not the purpose of my book(s).

What irritates me about these requests, is that it draws us away from the main purpose of my writing this in the first place. There are literally hundreds of books written over the last 15 years on the complex dynamics of laws that target, capture and convict Black men on a daily basis.

The Sentencing Project(http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm is their website domain) has TONS of excellent data on race and the Justice System. Bruce Western and Michelle Alexander have written definitive books on the subject as well.  I enjoy discussing this gargantuan criminal enterprise that is the "Prison Industrial Complex". However, that is not the primary focus of my work.

My work is in Human Sexuality.

It surprises me that so many people, particularly Black people, are shocked when they learn that prisons, cities, and states get more money from the Federal Government based on the sheer number of drug offenders they incarcerate. It shocks me when people are shocked at the fact that these laws make it more advantageous for police to arrest Pookie and Main Man with a $5 bag of weed and give him 18 months in jail for possession of marijuana, than to go after a drug kingpin who pulls in millions of dollars in annual income from drug sales.


I get it that many people are not aware that more black men are under the control of the Criminal Justice System today, in 2012, than black people (male and female) were slaves in the year 1850, a decade before the Civil War. Even with the recent reduction in sentencing for crack convictions by the Obama Administration, you will still get sentenced to 18 times the amount of time for possession of crack,(long thought to be a poor black person's hard drug of choice), as opposed to the exact same amount of powdered cocaine(generally thought to be an upscale, white middle and upper class drug of choice). It is down from the 100-to-1 law passed in the 1990's and signed into effect by "the first Black President", Bill Clinton.

It is 2012, guys. You are living in The New Jim Crow and don't even know it.

I am currently seeking(cute term for applying and begging...LOL) for funding for a documentary I have already written an outline and treatment for called "Time Is Money", in which I will expose, is very comprehensive terms, how much the Criminal Justice System is a for-profit, money-making entity that destroys millions of poor people's lives on a daily basis.  From the Commissary, to Lawyers, to probation and parole fees, to collect calls, to the $40,000 to $75,000 each state and prison gets for every single inmate incarcerated annually by the Federal Government, to the dirt cheap labor in prisons for multinational Corporations, this system is the new slave-making entity that is the essence of a  markedly different, yet equally destructive form of "vulture capitalism" that preys upon the marginalized, vulnerable populations of our society for pure profit and racialized social control.

Right now, however, I want to talk about the huge percentage of HIV infections that occur within United States prisons that have corresponding ripple effects throughout Black and poor communities in America. I want to discuss the cultural aversion to education that makes young black men drop out of school at alarming rates, because they think that to be educated is to "act white" and "act gay", and what we as Black folks can do to put our brothers back on the right track, in this 21st Century, increasingly globalized  and technologically advancing world.

I want to discuss the homophobia that silences far too many Black Churches and paralyzes them from mobilizing against HIV/AIDS infections, and education. I want to discuss the perception far too many Black men have that our manhood is a direct result of our ability to impregnate as many women as possible, without the fuss of actually being responsible for what we bring into the world.

Are you with me guys?


Love,

Brother Hassan


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Friday, July 27, 2012

A Sample Of What I Have To Deal With...LOL

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Hey everyone!

Just taking some time out to show how some hetero sistas have been responding to my book, When The Lights Go Out: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality. Overall, the response has been positive. I like hearing contrary views also, so here is a sample of a conversation I just had with a woman  we will call "Doretha"...LOL

Please take this as humor.....LMAO








Black Lady: "I don't want to talk about your book. That shit sounds nasty. A bunch of niggas fuckin in prison. I want to talk about how do we get our black men out of prison!"

Me: Thanks for your question,but not what I am here for. Perhaps if you organized other like-minded folks to put pressure on lawmakers to ease up the War On Drugs that target black men, you will get better results than complaining to me about it. Good luck with that, however. My book is NOT prison erotica, Ma'am. It may not be wise to form an opinion about a book you haven't even read one page of.

Black Lady:But what laws do we need to change?

Me: Again, I am not here for that, but check with your local Congressman or City Councilman/woman as to what laws adversely affect black and latino men in your city or county jurisdiction. Thanks for your comment.

Female: So why can't you do that? You supposed to be the "prison expert"? *side eye*

Me: Again, if you feel uncomfortable about discussing human sexuality in or out of prison, then say that. I fully understand.  This topic is not for everybody.However,I am not here to hear you vent about an issue you say you are so passionate about, but have not done one atom's weight worth of research to learn who is fighting these battles. The War On Drugs will NOT end any time soon. Black men will continue to be targeted by this system unless an outcry big enough is heard to combat it. BE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK. Stop waiting for others to do what you have the power to do within yourself.

Black Lady: So why nobody doing this already?

Me: Ma'am there are many organizations involved in this fight. The ACLU, NAACP,Rainbow Push, National Action Network, are just a few. Perhaps you can join one of those groups and lead the charge!


Black Lady: I ain't trying to do all that! I do think we need to stop these po-lice(that is how she pronounced police) from locking all these niggas up though.

Me: I agree. Thanks for your time.


Black Lady: But wait, how much is your book?

Me$20.00

Black Lady: My girl might read this...(pulls out crisp $20.00, hands it to yours truly)



This scenario ended well....this whole experience, though, is teaching me to bridle my tongue....there were several points in this convo where i wanted to snatch Mama's WIG(a figure of speech meaning cuss her out), but I stayed calm....LMAO

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why Black Folks Need To Talk More About Human Sexuality

Greetings!

Over the past six weeks, I have gotten so many reactions to the nature of my book, When The Lights Go Out: The TRUTH About Black Male Prison Sexuality from people on so many levels. Fascination, interest, excitement, energy, confusion, scorn, and judgment have all been par for my course thus far on this journey. I will be honest when I tell you that I wrote this book for the entire black community, both same gender loving and heterosexual, that this topic might draw us into a deeper and more profound conversation about human sexuality....particularly among black men.

Why are such conversations important, you ask?

No group in America, in my opinion, has a bigger unspoken crisis in what I refer to as "sexual identity politics" than black men. I am referring to our understanding of ourselves as men, both heterosexual and same gender loving, and how the last several generations of young black men have had to redefine, for themselves, what masculinity, manhood, and sexuality mean in relation to each other. In no other place does this crisis manifest itself more clearly than in the Correctional Centers, Detention Centers, jails, and prisons in the United States. The intense silence that still lingers among us as black men, is not only deafening, but can be potentially lethal if not halted.

It is this silence that has manifested itself in so many other areas of our lives as young black men. 25 years ago, being articulate was considered by some brothers in the 'hood as "acting white". Now, not only does this crazy assertion still remain, but it is now considered "acting gay" if you speak with a mastery of the English language, and do not manifest any of the hyper masculine "thug swag" of your contemporaries! This tells me that education has been recast by our young men as something they see and view as "negative"( acting white/gay). If such cultural aversions to higher learning persist, where will the black community be 30 years from now?

We have to get to the root of those perceptions, and begin tackling them in a straight-forward manner. My book examines the role of education on black young mens perception of their own sexuality and masculinity, and how we can begin to "change the culture" that exists surrounding this issue.

32 years or so into the HIV pandemic, that silence has manifested itself in the form of the fastest HIV infection rates in the United States, among us as black people. This silence brought on by the notion that to be anything other than heterosexual, makes you less of a man. Men are hiding themselves while still attempting to live a life that our society has deemed acceptable for them. This inner turmoil is destructive, if a climate is not made through dialogue to open minds up and make coming out slowly but surely more acceptable.

Let us not forget, that every Sunday, as we struggle to make sense of the life God gave us, that many a black preacher can be found in the pulpit, railing off against homosexuality as an "abomination", while he wears his synthetic fabric robes(condemned in Leviticus), prepares for his fried shrimp dinners after the service(condemned in the Bible), and on more than a few occasions, can be found guilty of adultery himself with women in the Church(clearly an offense worthy of death in the Old Testament). My book explores the impact of Religion, both Christianity, and to a lesser extent, Islam, have on black men's views on anything non-heterosexual.


More black men are under the control of the Criminal Justice System in 2012, than black people were slaves in the year 1850, 10 years before the Civil War.

Marinate on that, please.

I am happy to have the debate on the War On Drugs being a smokescreen for systematic targeting of Black and Latino young men to warehouse them in privatized prisons for profit and to create a racial caste system of control.

 I get it.

The unspoken question though, as we organize to stop this madness....the 800 lb. elephant in the room....is, "what are these men doing while up in there???" My book answers those questions, and the answers are not necessarily what you think. Let us reason together, and open our minds, to find out what really goes down, When The Lights Go Out.


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Thanks guys!


Brother Hassan

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT: THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK MALE PRISON SEXUALITY Press Release

www.hassanhartley.com
New Book by ‘Brother’ Hassan Hartley Reveals Truth about Black Male Prison Sexuality.
Following his own journey of self-discovery and acceptance, ‘Brother’ Hassan Hartley exposes the shocking truth behind the sexual identity politics of black men in the U.S prison system.
Contact:
Hassan Hartley
brotherhassan@hotmail.com
(773)655-0125
For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – While the media often paints a picture of a U.S prison system which thrives with rehabilitation and convict reform, many of those who have been inside report a dismal and shocking reality of sexual exploitation, homophobia and disease. Having experienced the dark side of the U.S criminal justice system first-hand, Hassan Hartley exposes the truth in his new book; WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality.
The Chicago native was sentenced to three years in a Virginian prison. However, Hartley’s journey of self-correction was coupled with a deep personal study of black men around him. Noticing that many were at different levels in the self-awareness of their own sexuality, the seeds of his book were sewn.
This book is a study into the human sexuality, and sexual identity politics of black men in American prisons. It examines the cultural, moral, and social implications of sexual behavior in prisons due to millions of black men being trafficked in and out of the criminal justice system each year” Says Hartley, who has spent the last six years researching incarcerated black men at prisons all over the United States.
He continues, “I explore the impact of religion and education on how black men view sex in prison, as well as the dangers of HIV and other STD infections that occur. I discuss how heterosexual, bisexual and gay men deal with each other, as well as my own unique and controversial journey that led me to write this book.”
Hartley’s work is the culmination of thousands of personal inmate interviews and online correspondence, during which he both confirmed his own beliefs and was enlightened with new, often disturbing information.
Aside from the personal identity of incarcerated black men, When the Lights Go Out also examines the impact that prison-spread sexually transmitted diseases have on the wider black community, and the United States as a whole.
The homophobia that exists within the black community makes this discussion even more difficult, and my book serves as a bridge to promote healthy, intelligent, nuanced dialogue” Hartley adds.
The book is already garnering much interest among followers of Hartley’s blog. Providing an insightful narrative on the embedded homophobia surrounding current news and affairs, the blog is proving itself as an educational eye-opener on modern America.
For more information on WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality, please visit Brother Hassan Hartley’s website:  www.hassanhartley.com
Hartley can also be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brother-Hassan/103274286431363
About The Author
Hassan Hartley, a.k.a. "Brother Hassan", is a  college educated writer born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, who embarked upon the journey of discovering the nuances of human sexuality among black men primarily as a result of his own journey to self acceptance and awareness. Having been a college student at Tuskegee University, a former member of the Nation of Islam, and having served  time in a Virginia Correctional facility, his own life mirrors much of the complexity of  black men and sexual identity politics discussed in this book.
Struggling with his own sexual identity in the early 1990's when images of black gay men were all but non-existent in any media format, Brother Hassan lived in two worlds at the same time: One, a world of strict discipline in the Nation of Islam, where he hoped to one day become a Minister in the mold of Malcolm X or Minister Louis Farrakhan. The other world, that of a same gender loving man in complete denial about what his desires for men in an organization not known for being anywhere resembling sympathetic to gays and lesbians.
Hassan's entire world  was absorbed in the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and  the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, while his desires for men grew gradually stronger and stronger throughout his teenage years and into adulthood. As a teenager, he joined the Black Muslim sect and became a part of  the Fruit Of Islam, the name given to the military training of men who belong to the Nation Of Islam in North America.
Brother Hassan  joined a group within the Fruit of Islam in Chicago known as the Taskforce, a squad of young men ages 16-25 who were being groomed to rise in leadership in the Nation Of Islam for its future. Having joined the N.O.I. at its headquarters in Chicago, he frequently saw, met, and heard Minister Farrakhan and even traveled with the Taskforce to provide security for the Nation Of Islam leader. A shy, timid and quiet teenager, Bro. Hassan felt overwhelmed by such nearness to so much going on in such a controversial organization, but eventually adapted.
After graduating from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Brother Hassan  moved south to the prestigious Tuskegee University, where he would study for the next 5 years Political Science and Business Administration.
An internal scandal within the Nation Of Islam's own headquarters in March, 1993 involving Hassan's squad, the Taskforce, culminated in a suicide of a top lieutenant in the squad, as well as the revelation that nearly two dozen young men within the same squad were allegedly involved in homosexual activity with each other. Those that were not excommunicated from the organization for Fornication and Sodomy, left  the Nation Of Islam before they could stand trial in the Nation of Islam's stringing Restrictive Laws of  Conduct. Brother Hassan, ironically, was not involved in any of these activities, despite his own sexual orientation becoming clearer to him as years passed. The scandal was kept out of the media, for obvious reasons.
In August 1994, Hassan was awarded a partial scholarship from Minister Farrakhan personally to assist in his college tuition and studies. After a bloody, near-fatal, and  tumultuous split with the Nation of Islam in November 1994, however, Bro. Hassan came to terms with his sexuality, although he would wander deeper and deeper into a  7 year chasm of criminal activity that culminated in a 3 year prison sentence in Virginia. During this time, Hassan began not only began the arduous process of self correction, but began studying those black men around him who were at different levels in their awareness of their own sexuality, and thus the basis of this book was born.
Hassan's research would not only extend to those around him in prison while incarcerated, but to those in many other prisons all over the United States after his release in  August 2006. With the help of correctional officers that bent more than a few rules to allow him to interview inmates, internet websites designed to establish pen pal relationships with inmates, and other useful tools, he interviewed thousands of inmates in a 6 year period, confirming some theses he already had, and being enlightened on others. This book is Volume 1 of that research, and proves to be controversial, enlightening, entertaining and revealing, much like its author, Brother Hassan.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Must Read, Black People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The
truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards
making real progress. Chris Rock , a Black comedian, even joked that
Blacks don't read.
Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on.
Please Note:
For those of you who heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading
this morning on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn't
hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.

 Dee Lee, CFP Harvard Financial Educators


THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, 'The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book.' We now live in the Information Age . They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom , yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes &Noble , and Amazon.com , not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.

GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal.. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas , out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%).

Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing.

They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, And they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them 'Status' or that they have achieved their Dream.

They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities..

With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. ( Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn't want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They'll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.

SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A 'Talented Tenth' he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some 'form' of success.. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn't read that the 'Talented Tenth' was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that looks down on their people
or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have.. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance.

When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.

They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM)

They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are 'helping' their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don't worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, 'THEY DON'T READ!!!!

(Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading it..)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Open Letter To Star Jones: Girl, Have A Seat!

Star Jones Puts Foot In Mouth AGAIN....


Alright...I may be a tad late on this news story, but recently, Star Jones, attorney, reality show star and former talk show co-host of The View, made some controversial comments about Anderson Cooper and other celebs coming out as a "publicity stunt". Her words were problematic to me for several reasons, and Ms. Jones needs one of her gay friends sit her down and explain some of the nuances of "coming out of the closet."

Here is my take on this:

1). Gays and Lesbians have been mocked, scorned, ridiculed, and attacked from every type of person in society(Black, White, Latino, etc). When gay men are portrayed on television, it is more often than not, as a flaming, finger popping queen, full of snappy one-liners, who desperately wants to act and be like a woman. Lesbian women are portrayed as hard, studly chaps, with all of two inches of hair on their heads, a strap-on dildo, and is more of a dude than most of the boys on the corner sagging their jeans. Although there are some in both parts of the LGBT community that fit neatly into these stereotypes, it is skewed tremendously into a buffoonish caricature of the same gender loving population. Coming out of the closet often means having to face a barrage of questions, comments and innuendo, both openly and behind the scenes from ignorant, uneducated morons, and even "educated" Negroes like Ms. Jones. It is not a walk in the park, and although not inconceivable, I don't see many folks willingly subjecting themselves to that unless they personally felt that some child growing up will see their act of bravery and accept themselves as well.

2).Star Jones is the last girl to talk about a publicity stunt.

Wasn't she the one who had a public marriage to a man many said was allegedly gay? The same Star Jones that had gastric bypass and then lied about it before the world? (He denies this.)Wouldn't that make her more sensitive and less cynical about gay people, and thus think twice before criticizing an LGBT person?



Star Jones even got sponsorship for her wedding......chile talk about maximizing celebrity!


3). Star, you have outlived your 15 minutes of fame and have promoted yourself flawlessly, taking full advantage of every opportunity to get in front of a camera, and now you criticize Cooper and Lady Oprah for telling their own truths? If you had been more honest after your surgery, the perception of you would be better than what it is today.


I will be watching Satan's Sisters, though. I love the thinly veiled messy shot you are taking at Barbara Walters and the View. Get your revenge girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dear Black Women: This Book's For YOU!!!!

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My book, "When The Lights Go Out: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality", is the culmination of a study that I conducted among over 2,000 current and former black male prison inmates, a study of human sexuality, sexual identity politics within the prison social fabric, and the separation of fact from myth as it relates to long held stereotypes of prison sexual abuse. I examine the role of education, religion, hip-hop, homophobia, and the impact of what I call a "manhood vacuum" on young black men in prison, who are being trafficked in and out of the system at annual rates higher than the population of black slaves in the U.S. in 1850, shortly before the Civil War. 

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As so many millions of young black men are captured and warehoused in prisons, sexuality, sexual contact, and the possibility of massive HIV and other STD infections being brought home to millions of black women( and other men) cannot be ignored, and my book takes a provocative, nuanced, thoughtful look into a world that most Negroes are either too scared or too homophobic to have healthy discussions about. Find out what really happens, When The Lights Go Out. FOR YOUR E-BOOK IPAD VERSION, CLICK HERE: Add to Cart

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