Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
-- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1954
Litmus Tests for Michael Bowen
A quick overview of my political philosophy, as it stands. Simply stated, Moderate Republican, Fiscal Conservative, Civil Libertarian, Global Free Market.
The Conservative Brotherhood
The Conservative Brotherhood is a group of African American writers whose politics are on the right hand side of the political spectrum. Expanding the dialog beyond traditional boundaries, they seek to contribute to a greater understanding of African Americans and America itself through advocacy and commentary.

The Vision Circle
Vision Circle is a group blog established to confront and constructively deal with the complexities of African American culture and politics from a Progressive and Old School perspective.

The Race Man's Home Companion
The Race Man's Home Companion is an exposition of my own evolved positions on the important questions regarding race and identity in America. I have taken a great deal of time in arriving at these positions because of what I interpret as an historical imperative for my generation, and because of my own experience and personality. This investigation has gone far beyond what I have required for my own individual achievement and has resulted in a body of knowlege which I beleive stands as a lesson for all Americans. My aim is to improve the quality of public citizenship in this nation.

Journal of WW3
My first warblogging, before I had blog technology. Focus on Afghanistan and defense of Civil Liberties. September through November 2001.

Interview with the Boohab
A multi-way interview with the regulars of Cafe Utne, Slate, Gravity & Salon's Table Talk. The subject is race and the internet and what are the experiences of a black man (me) creating a personna (boohab) whose sole function is to 'stir up trouble' as an internet activist & gadfly talking about race for years with hundreds of people from all different backgrounds.

The Neighborhood Project
Publicizing this information helps people get a feel for the actual depth of the diversity of African America. It has only been about 12 years since most folks were seriously questioning the myth of the monolithic black community. There is still not a clear recognition about what that diversity is.

Frequently asked questions frome the soc.culture.african.american USENET group. Collected during the good old days, 1993-1996.

The Kwanzaa Reference
34 essays, political cartoons and interactive comments on the history and controversy surrounding Kwanzaa and its meaning and celebration in the US. 2002-2006

cool zone peeps

black history datatabase

black hell

down front

berman james watts

supreme court intervention

police brutality watchdogs

new world biology


conspiracy theories

on black identity in cyberspace

american abolitionism history

reparation assessment project

driving while black

the bootsie papers archive