Editorial, Opinion

Giving a voice to the voiceless.

Purposely Awakened accepts editorial pieces from writers who have a voice and want their voice to be heard. Our editorial pieces are the opinions of the writer; therefore, they may or may not reflect how the staff of Purposely Awakened may feel.

What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!

Social media is key to promoting the posts on my website.

I really do think we’re going through a period of concentration of ownership of media, and we’re starting to see the effects at the review level, and it’s all bad. This increased pressure for profits every quarter, smaller news hole, less coverage of important stuff – the extent that it’s become one giant infotainment industry.

We need to separate marketing messages from content. We need to enforce a clear line between ‘opinion’ and ‘advertising.’

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Poetry Corner: Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims were extended a kind hand and fed by the occupants of this nameless land, the morning after you ...
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Land Of The Tree, Home Of The Grave

I pledge allegiance to the mask of the united hate of America. To the revolution which I stand to fight ...
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Nothing Was The Same

What is it to be Black in America? I say be prepared to be hunted and gunned down like predators. ...
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On Dick Gregory’s Birthday, I Recalled His Encouragement to ...

By Dr. Barbara Reynolds The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Saturday September 16th at the City of ...
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Skin Deep: Looking Beyond the Tattoos

By Steven Burton Introduction by Father Greg Boyle For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles ...
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Are We The People?

By C.K. McGhee  The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states the following: Congress shall make no law respecting an ...
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No Role Modelz

All this intelligence and resilience sculpted from strain, struggle, and pain. We see strippers who missed a father now looking ...
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Young Nigerian Activist On a Mission to Shut Down Fake ...

It’s clear that Nigeria lacks investigative journalism. The few media outlets that we have report poorly in dissemination of true ...
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King

Memorable… Something great, Always unforgettable, My name will live forever. Don’t worry it’s legible. Unlike GMO, I’m not force fed ...
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The Revolutionary Black Man

Even in police custody I could be killed like Sandra Bland, or on camera like Eric Garner Matter of fact, let ...