April is National Poetry Month, a national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to the complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. On this last day of April, I would like to share one of my more (in)famous compositions I wrote awhile back while on the brink of breaking up with one of my more (in)famous paramours. I remember a colleague telling me that it was the first time he ever saw me open up and be vulnerable and real while performing on stage one evening. It has definitely thwarted my efforts getting back into spoken word, you have to expose so much of your raw nerve endings… and that shit is rough! But alas, for those who have read this before, I welcome you to take a journey back to when I was trying to reconstitute myself from a debilitating relationship. And for you new people who have never read this before… enjoy…
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Whenever I think about it, words fail me and thoughts go astray. I feel lost as the confusion of the reality of it all sets in. Shaun is gone and there’s nothing I can do about it. There’s nothing anyone can do about it. He should not have done it. This single thought plays over and over in my head like verse on a scratched 45 on an old turntable. He should not have done it. My cousin should not have committed suicide.
Shaun was only three months into his 36th year the day when he decided to clandestinely carry a semi-automatic shotgun into the home his mother resided and rang out two shots that would end his life. Two shots, one moment in time, lives changed forever. Senseless and irreversible. He should not have done that. That’s all I could think about when I first learned the truth. Later, thoughts and memories of him were swirling around in my head as emotions threatened to reach a breaking point. After the phone calls, the viewing, the drama, and the funeral, long after everyone was gone and I could steal a moment away, the tears finally began to fall. The one question I could not answer and put to rest haunted me as I struggled to wrap my head around the new reality. Why?
Monday, April 28, 2014
After hearing the news that contributor Vaughne Smith's cousin committed suicide, the Male Media Mind discusses some signs of depression, ways to help loved ones who might possibly need assistance and how the subject of race plays into people not getting the treatment they need and deserve.
Friday, April 25, 2014
You guessed it, Lynx Savage is back with a round of videos for your eyes, ears and cocks!
To mark my comeback I am giving you a two for one here. Basically a "Where the F*ck Has Lynx Been?!?" and I had to cover Throw That Boy Pussy. I was sent it a long while ago and just have not been able to cover it. So I covered a lot of things old and new.
Remember if you have a video you want to have reviewed, social issue to be covered or just Ask The Lynx anything you can do so on the M3 Facebook page, my Twitter and my Tumblr. Links below.
For now... Enjoy the videos, leave your comments and it feels good to be back!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The M3 contributors discuss the events that mark the development of deeper connections in a relationship. Each relationship is as unique as the people involved, but there are universal steps taken when merging two lives. How do we see those within the LGBT community? Should they be judged differently?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
One of Aesop’s more flawed fables is that of the Fox and the Leopard. In it, the haughty Leopard tries to convince the Fox that he is clearly the more beautiful creature considering the luxuriousness of his mane and the magnificent embellishment of spots within it. The Fox in turn tells the Leopard that the cunningness, wiliness and guile within his spirit are more magnificent than any embellishment any animal could simply display within their fur, thus his inner beauty (as well as all creatures’ inner beauty) carries more resonance than any physical attribute ever could. The Leopard subsequently sulks away in defeat. The flaw, of course, is that while inner beauty is much more valuable than physical beauty, bragging about either attribute… kind of makes you a dick. If anything what I get from the fable is the idea of humility; of not being a Fox when you meet a Leopard. But a defense mechanism is a defense mechanism, and sometimes all a guy has… is his dick.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Despite the fact that interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since a 1967 Supreme Courtdecision, many interracial relationships still hold a certain dubious stigma in certain parts of the country. In this segment of Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind’s Trebor, Malcolm and Gerald discuss interracial dating within the LGBT community and Breeze pipes in about his person observations while proposing the question, “Is it possible to be in a gay interracial relationship while still having a strong commitment to your own ethnicity at the same time?”
Friday, April 18, 2014
Nerdy Black Bear is back, but not with a hygiene post. I decided to take a different route this time and do a review on iLive Blue Wireless Headphones. I had these head phones for a good bit now, and they have been getting a lot of attention when I wear them around the job and even on the street people stop me and want to know where I got them and the price, since I get a lot of attention about these head phones. I decided to bring you guys the good and the bad about the iLive Wireless Headphones
Description: Listen to your music wirelessly without compromise using Bluetooth Technology. The IAHB64 built-in mic allows you to move effortlessly between music and calls and on-ear controls keeps you in control of your music while your device is tucked away.3.5mm audio input Adjustable headband Digital volume control.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The ceiling of my apartment has been hanging so low lately. After watching a film that detailed the slaughter of millions humans by the intentional hands of other humans, a train of thought has regrettably begun to bulldoze its way through my every waking moment and raze some spiritual foundations that I have always figured to be immovable. My main query has been how can such aggressive acts of inhumanity exist in this God filled aquarium that I have always considered the world to be? How do these extreme acts of annihilation fit in the world of karma, retribution and justice that I have based my very existence on my entire life? Every night I pray. I believe in a world of spiritual rules that effect the human soul and its consequences if broken and I pray for strength, courage and wisdom to deal with the bullshit that happens in life. Partly to circumvent the bullshit, but also to give me the wherewithal to understand that the bullshit that happens is but a single chord in a much bigger song, despite how soberingly bitter that chord may sound at the time. But after watching this film, musing over the perceived amnesty of the perpetrators of some of humanity’s greatest crimes and not necessarily understanding how such evil could exist on one side of the spiritual scale of existence without any reciprocity on the other side, my prayers began to feel as if I were speaking into empty hands. And the cosmos, beyond the cosmos, beyond any infinity I could imagine where I felt God lived above my ceiling, undramatically disappeared like a malfunctioning cursor on the computer screen. In the blink of an eye, one second he was there, the next he was gone. And there I was in my uncomfortably empty apartment, speaking into empty, clasped hands under a low ceiling with no confidence of an existing heaven anywhere above it.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Turns out the Pebble cleans up quite nicely. The Pebble Steel takes the smartwatch from Galaxy Blah to Apple-esque levels of refinement, with a solid steel case (in either brushed or matte finishes), Gorilla Glass screen, and both metal and leather wristbands. Our review unit came with a brushed steel finish and a supple, black leather band—I'm not much of a watch guy, but this thing looks sharp.
Friday, April 11, 2014
I'm hesitant to write about religion mainly because I piss people off. I like being liked, and I don't think anything is gained just by offending people. When I state plainly and without judgement that there is most likely no God, soul, or any supernatural realm we travel to after death it's not my intention to provoke anger or be confrontational, but when someone asks my opinion on theology I give my honest answer. I call myself a naturalist, someone skeptical of all supernatural phenomenon. I don't call myself an atheist nor an agnostic because both miss the mark. I tend to trust credible evidence and explanations grounded in research. This leaves plenty of room for the unknown. I try my best not to make a religion out of skepticism. I can't say for certain that there isn't a consciousness we might call God. So far, such evidence is unconvincing to me, but I'm open to the idea. We're quite unaware of what exactly consciousness is, but my idea of what that might be is light years away from what most people call God.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
If bears aren't always big harry dudes with beards, what exactly is a bear? Are labels always inhibiting, or do they play an essential part of defining who we are?
Friday, April 4, 2014
Afro or the shortened word Fro has been a dominate and the most recognized symbol of black culture over the years. some say the Afro represent freedom, to be free of the commercialization of what the media shows us on TV saying that straight or short hair is more acceptable in the Caucasian based world. others say that the Afro shows power, and the rest say it just a fashion statement of just a hair style. i don't know about that, there must be more to the story than just a hair style, if you are like me you want to know the history of things how thing work, how thing where made and where did they come from. that's why i wanted to write this post, not to just peek my interest but peak other people interest in one of the most iconic hair styles i think in history
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Cecil, James and Malcolm review the finale of the The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16 "A" Make sure to watch all of our reviews for the season and submit your comments and suggestions for further shows to review.