Black Snob on Twitter and Other Developments

Per popular demand (OK, like one person asked …) The Black Snob is now available via Twitter. I’ve also taken on another writing gig. This time with AroundHarlem.com. I’m excited. This should be a good deal. I’ll let you know when I start writing articles for the site. As for my other projects (the books, the screenplays, etc.) still in progress. But I’m going to figure that one out sooner-or-later.

Bored? Feel free to check out my blog at MySpace where I simply moan about my personal life (or lack thereof).

I got to meet fellow St. Louisan and black blogger, Negro Intellectual, last Friday. We had a delightful time discussing the demise of our once proud people and whatnot. You know? Fun stuff. I suggested that maybe this was our 40 years in the wilderness, only we were going beyond 40 years. More like our 200 years in the wilderness. But we’ll make it … eventually. I’m an optimist. This confusing post-Civil Rights Era will be navigated and all its after-effects — good and bad — will be worked out with time.

I hope.

I have some letters I need to print. Another response to the Mothers/Daughters series and a few reactions/responses to the blog amongst other things. Also, keep an eye out for the Top Pundit Awards, running either Monday or Tuesday. (Voting is closed!) I’m still accepting story submissions for Doomed Romance (500 words or less, stories can be good or very, very bad). I have six submissions so far and I’m willing to take on about four more, so all interested parties have until this upcoming Sunday to write them up and send them in.

All stories will be printed anonymously. Just send them via email, blacksnob@gmail.com.

5 thoughts on “Black Snob on Twitter and Other Developments

  1. Not to get all serious on your fabulously humorous blog, but just wanted to say…As someone-who-isn’t-black, it looks to me like Afr-Americans have not only survived, but thrived. Maybe that doesn’t fit with all the ways this country is still separate and unequal. But taking a worldview, there’s countless groups that just never make it. Not everyone survives attempted genocide. We don’t know those stories because we never hear from that group again.Maybe black America is struggling today, but it looks to me like it has survived enslavement and a creeping form of genocide and actually succeeded in remaking itself culturally. That is NO SMALL THING. It’s a sign of tenacity and strength. Even if it’s not much talked about, black American culture has had a large impact on the world. The Irish looked to Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement in their own political struggles. When people talk about American music, they usually are talking about black music. First jazz, then hip-hop went global. Today Filipinos love and make their own r+b and rap, there’s b-boys in Turkey and France, Brazil has it’s own hip-hop scene. I’ve met French and German people enamoured with gospel music.That kind of global influence does not come from a lost race.

  2. Twitter has been on my to-do list for about a month and a half…still haven’t got there yet.Congrats on the new gig! I wish I was as disciplined as you to write almost everyday…I’ll go a week or two before I want to write again.40 years / 200 years when will we see a turn around? Maybe 2012? I saw an infomercial this weekend, <A HREF="http://www.yourbabycanread.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>”Your Baby Can Read” it needs to be given to all black babies at birth!I really don’t have a doomed romance story, but let me know when you have a “this motion picture was based on a true story” type of romance, I got a few!

  3. christina: I’m with you on all blacks have accomplished in spite of the barriers and obstacles we’ve had to surmount. Goodness knows my family (one generation out of sharecropping and house cleaning!) is a testament of that.But black America still has some super serious issues to tackle from AIDS to the fact that there are more black women (sometimes 8-to-1) or more than black men on campus. The forever plummeting marriage rate. The high ratio of black children born to a single parent. These weren’t problems forty, fifty years ago. These are new, messed up issues reflective of our present time. So when the kvetching commences that’s typically what it’s about. Sometimes it feels like we take two step forward then one step back (or worse, three steps back).But we’re survivors and thrivers. That’s why I’m optimistic that we’ll find our way through this.

  4. @ Snob. I agree 100% with your post. Just wanted to clarify: I definitely didn’t mean to imply in any way that the positives should render the ongoing problems of black America invisible. I know many Americans are way too good at trying to ignore African-American issues, to avoid dealing and avoid personal discomfort. Kvetch away!I know that the spirit needs encouragement too. And I don’t think the contributions of black America are much acknowledged as contributions that many have benefitted from around the globe, culturally, politically or otherwise. So … just wanted to acknowledge that. ps. I usually post as Breukelyne, I signed in with the wrong id. 😉

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