The VSB Takeover: Part II
So, there’s a strong chance that things are going to be a little different around here in the near future. Don’t be alarmed. This isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that our diabolic plan for world domination is making us quite busy nowadays, and we may be adding (and subtracting) some aspects to VSB.
How busy? Well,Â I won’t divulge everything that’s going on behind the scenes just yet, but for now…
Let’s start off with the lovely Liz Burr, who’s producing a new web series for Moguldom Media Group. Titled “She’s The Boss“, it features one-on-one interviews and profiles of successful black business women in NYC. Â (I think it’s just a contrived way for Liz to eventually interview herself on camera, but don’t tell her I said that)
Panama and I have begun working on our second book. I won’t tell you exactly what it’s about yet, but I’ll give you a hint: I touched on the topic in an post this week.
And speaking of “YourÂ DegreesÂ Won’t Keep You Warm At Night“, we’re thisclose to signing off on something pretty amazing. Just waiting for a couple of lawyers to, um, do whatever it is that lawyers do before we can publicly say exactly what it is.
You might recall Â me mentioning a few months ago that I was named head editor of an online New Yorker-ish magazine that’s launching in the fall. Well, that magazine has a name now — The Hill Review — and a launch date (Sept. 12th). OurÂ web designer (Yup. Huny. We’re rocking with the best.) is still working out a few kinks on our yet to be completed homepage, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add us on our brand spanking new Twitter and Facebook pages right now. Also, although our super snarky submissions policyÂ isn’t ready for public consumption just yetÂ (Seriously, this thing is a work of art. It’s especially funny if you read it with Russell Brand’s voice. ), I wouldn’t let it stop you from sending us something at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in contributing in some manner. “Some manner” could be a poem, an excerpt, a piece of fiction, an essay, a query, a pitch, or whatever.
Don’t worry. We do bite, but they’re (usually) non-lethal.
As usual, Panama and I have been making our way around the web as well.
My “Ask A Very Smart Brotha” column at Madame Noire is still going strong. This week, I addressed the futility of being a “ride-or-die” chick and why you shouldn’t kill your man’s dreams.
Also, Latoya Peterson of Racialicious asked me to take part in a very, very interesting roundtable discussion about interracial dating. Split into four parts, you can find the first part of the conversation here.
Lastly, yesterday’s conversation about race and tipping and waiters with superiority complexes will continue next week at The Good Man Project, as I agreed to let them repost “The White Personâ€™s Guide To Black People, Part 5”. Mosey on over there on Monday if you still need to get some things off your chest.
Anyway, that’s enough from me today. Does anyone else have anything new and exciting and sh*t that they want to share? The carpet is yours.