Sunday, January 15, 2023 Battle of the Bands

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

How Ads Are Killing Your Site


Though I am not a big fan of automated ads, I am not totally against advertisement altogether. When Google Adsense first opened to smaller sites and blogs, I took the deal because at the time it was very helpful.

Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s there weren’t many resources for ethnic and cultural specific sites, so it was nice to have a handy link to a resource where one could buy the products they were reading about. Targeted ads were a great idea on paper, and were also great in the beginning, but then things went bad when “targeted” started to mean exploitative.

We started getting ads for skin lighteners on African and south Asian cultural sites. When we objected to this, their solution was to tell us to block domains individually, as if that was even practical. One couldn’t block a topic or type of product, just the domain.


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Saturday, October 29, 2022

The African roots of inoculation in America

How an African saved the world. Again.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Selected Goddess Art by Nicole T. Lasher

 Selected Goddess art from between 1997 and 2022:

Holding YouTube Accountable

YouTube claims to try to be a safe place for everyone, but why do they support hate speech and penalize those who fight it? It's about that republican blood money. If the issue is that fascists pay them and freedom advocates don't then they should admit that so we at least have a shot in the bidding war. Don't tell us you want a safe place when you don't care about safety and will take money from and promote literal leaders of literal domestic terrorists.

Nobody’s history is innocent We must be brave enough to question Africa...