INVISIBLE ALIENS

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Christianity in the Black World

4 months ago Ricardo Hylton 2
Take whole heap a religion to keep we as di sufferer Who call god di most? You no see ah di sufferer…  Bounty Killer featuring Wayne Marshall     Only the curious have something to find…   Back in the mid1990s on a warm midsummer day, the sun dipped low in the blue sky and Read More

The Icon Series: Reevaluating The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I cannot remember when I did not so think, and feel.” There is no reason to doubt the sincerity of Abraham Lincoln’s emphatic declaration, written in April 1864, three years into the American Civil War. But as with so much of his early Read More

Donald Trump Wants To Make America Great Again. When Was It Ever So?

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
Ever since his orange-red toupee peeked out from a grubby Manhattan manhole in 2015, Donald Trump’s unbroken refrain has been “let’s make America great again.” It has really grinded my gears but also proved to be an intellectual challenge. This invisible alien is an amateur American history sleuth, and whilst that country has undeniably achieved Read More

A letter to my Bi-racial (cough), mixed-raced children

6 months ago Chad 2
Selena, you are only four years old and you say the cutest things. For example, you always say when I tell you I’m a strong black man: ‘but dadddddeeee, you are not black, you’re brown.’ When I ask you what’s mummy’s color then if daddy is brown, you are always stuck, and we both keel Read More

Oh Ye Peaceful Negroes

6 months ago Chad 0
Let this invisible alien state for the record, that like Paul Beatty’s slippery narrator in his magnificent book The Sellout, I’ve never committed a crime in my life. I’ve never stolen socks from Primark or bacon from Sainsbury’s. I’m a law and order sorta guy I guess. That may surprise you somewhat because I am black Read More

The Secrets To Making Bob Marley An Icon

6 months ago Chad 0
Quick! Try and think of something you don’t like about Bob Marley. Nothing, right? All this invisible alien has is a general uneasiness about guys christened Bob who can then be called Robert when it suits them. Seems a little shifty. Other than that, the Jamaican reggae superstar’s place as an icon in the pantheon Read More