Monday, August 29, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: The Ghosting Busters


In Episode 218 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Lonnie Richardson, Mark O Estes and Derrick Jones join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the practice of ghosting as a dating practice. Are people more accepting of ghosting simply because it’s so common? Would you consider someone an asshole if they’re regularly ghosting people?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

16,08-28 M3 Sunday Hangout Live


Make sure to watch us each week for the M3 Weekly Hangout. We'll get you caught up on the news of the week and read some of the responses to our posts. Post a question or comment that you'd like us to discuss. Once we go live we'll post the link to view us and at that point you can post them in the Q&A.

Friday, August 26, 2016

M3 Entertainment Hangout 16, 08-26 aka Oceans, Blonds, and the Waves of Fall TV


Join us this week as we discuss Frank Ocean's Stunts and Shows with his release of not one, but TWO albums this past week; also we return to Mark's favorite obsession, American Horror Story; and finally we discuss our picks for Fall TV's Newbies, Old Flames, and Chopped Shows of 2016-2017 Television Season. We will also present each of our individual topics of the week.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Spec Meet Log


In Episode 217 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Xavier Spann, Derrick Jones, Gerald Hogan and Jeffery Roman join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the hypocrisy of christian conservatives blaming pedophilia on the LGBT community. Are those who are making arguments that there's a connection between homosexuality and pedophilia are in good faith? Why do people still believe such claims when all evidence seems to refute them?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

S02 E08 M3 Fear the Walking Dead Recap ‘Grotesque’


Join us as we recap the mid season premiere of Fear The Walking Dead. We get a Nick episode. What were you feelings about this episode?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

M3 Entertainment Slayer Revisited Episode Six "Season Seven"


It's the final countdown as we have reached the culmination of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer legend (at least in it's TV form...) Join us as we discuss the last goodbyes, tears, sacrifices, and epic fighting of Buffy and the Scooby Gang.

Monday, August 22, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Courting Black Voters


In Episode 216 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Derrick Jones, Gerald Hogan and Jeffery Roman join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the Donald Trump campaign's attempts to make inroads with African American voters. Are you planning to vote in this election? If not, why? Are Democrats taking the black vote for granted? If so, is there anything Republicans are offering that might get more of our vote?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

16,08-21 M3 Sunday Hangout Live


Make sure to watch us each week for the M3 Weekly Hangout. We'll get you caught up on the news of the week and read some of the responses to our posts. Post a question or comment that you'd like us to discuss. Once we go live we'll post the link to view us and at that point you can post them in the Q&A. The Male Media Mind Weekly Hangouts are a fun and honest conversation by Black Bears, for Black Bears! We tackle tough issues and aim to raise the consciousness of our community, but we're also here to entertain and have a good time. CHECK BACK HERE EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE WEB LINK TO OUR LIVE GOOGLE CHATS. And make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date with all of our chats and videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/MaleMediaMind

Thursday, August 18, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Why Context Matters


In Episode 215 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Derrick Jones, Mark O. Estes, Vaughne Smith and Jeffery Roman join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about how some people misuse facts to form false narratives about the state of race in America. Why do statistics about black on black crime either belong or not belong in a conversation about police misconduct? In your opinion, what is the worst example of of data taken out of context to push an agenda?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

M3 Entertainment Slayer Revisited Episode Five - BTVS Season Six aka The Doom of Adulthood



We're (finally) back, Scoobies, and this week it's all about the horrors of growing up. Tonight's Slayer Revisited covers the dark, brooding Season Six, which was all about the pains of changing, which we felt tremendously. So kick back, get a six pack, and join us for this latest discussion on all things Buffy!

Monday, August 15, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Hate and Hypocrisy



In Episode 214 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Mark O Estes, Lonnie Richardson, Xavier Spann, Gerald Hogan, Derrick Jones and Jeffery Roman join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about discrimination within the gay and black community. Why does discrimination continue within groups fighting against discrimination? How would you start a productive conversation about ending the hypocrisy?

Mentioned Link: You’re Not Pro-Black If You’re anti-LGBT or a Misogynist

Sunday, August 14, 2016

16,08-14 M3 Sunday Hangout




Make sure to watch us each week for the M3 Weekly Hangout. We'll get you caught up on the news of the week and read some of the responses to our posts. Post a question or comment that you'd like us to discuss. Once we go live we'll post the link to view us and at that point you can post them in the Q&A.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: The Donald Trump Show



In Episode 213 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Jeffery Roman, Mark O Estes, Lonnie Richardson Xavier Spann, Derrick Jones, and Vaughne Smith join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the latest shenanigans of Republican nominee for president. Does entertainment value explain why Donald Trump been so successful thus far in the presidential election? Has his candidacy changed American politics, if so how and why?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Why I Stopped Going to the Barbershop



by Mark o Estes

The other day, I caught wind of a new documentary by filmmaker Derrick L. Middleton that would showcase the dread and fears of black gay men in the hyper-masculine barbershops of the black community. The film, which is called Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop, will chronicle the lives of a few gay black men as they disclose their fears and stories that range from being subjected to hearing the words “faggot” and “sissy” being slung about like a card during a spades game to being thrown out of the barbershops just for being who they are. Watching the trailer for Shape Up brought back my own memories as to why I haven’t stepped foot in a barbershop for years and have never returned.

Monday, August 8, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Barbershop Stories



In Episode 212 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Mark O Estes, Xavier Spann, Derrick Jones, Jeffery Roman and Gerald Hogan join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about homophobia at the barbershop. What has your experience been at black barbershops? Do you think a barbershop explicitly catering to gay black men would be successful?

Mentioned Links
Mark's Article: Why I Stopped Going to the Barbershop 
Documentary: Shape Up 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

16,08-07 M3 Sunday Hangout




Make sure to watch us each week for the M3 Weekly Hangout. We'll get you caught up on the news of the week and read some of the responses to our posts. Post a question or comment that you'd like us to discuss. Once we go live we'll post the link to view us and at that point you can post them in the Q&A.

The Male Media Mind Weekly Hangouts are a fun and honest conversation by Black Bears, for Black Bears! We tackle tough issues and aim to raise the consciousness of our community, but we're also here to entertain and have a good time.

CHECK BACK HERE EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE WEB LINK TO OUR LIVE GOOGLE CHATS. And make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date with all of our chats and videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/MaleMediaMind

Friday, August 5, 2016

M3 Entertainment Hangout 16, 08-05 aka The Crossover Episode



Tonight, we talk about the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes and the pros and cons of each. We will also discuss other random news and the latest AHS teasers. Plus, I give a speech about my dying love for Big Brother.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Sex and Psychology



In Episode 211 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Xavier Spann, Derrick Jones, Mark O Estes and Lonnie Richardson join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the psychological underpinnings of several sex and relationship issues. What are the most important questions  you need to ask before sex? What strategies would you recommend for maintaining an active ex life in a long term relationship?

Mentioned links
Sex DreamsSex conversationsIntimacy/Passion Paradox, Downsides of Love

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

M3 Entertainment Slayer Revisited Episode Four: Season Five aka The Dawn of the Glorificus Sacrifice



 
We're back, Scoobies and Slayerettes! This week we tackle Season Five of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the season where everything literally changes and the worlds of Buffy, Willow, Giles, and Xander are rocked to their very cores. Join Derrick Jones, Malcolm Travers, and I (Mark O. Estes) as we take this walk down memory lane of the most-tear inducing seasons of Buffy yet.

Monday, August 1, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Wassup W ATL



In Episode 210 of the M3 Bear Essentials, Male Media Mind contributors Derrick Jones, Lonnie Richardson, Gerald Hogan, Mark O Estes and Xavier Spann join host Malcolm Travers in a discussion about the dating landscape of Atlanta Georgia. Are gay men in Atlanta less willing to settle down than in other cities, and if so, why? What events or places are best suited for finding a long-term connection?

Mentioned Link: Rest In Peach