Welcome to Word Overdose Publications!
Hello everyone and thank you for visiting Word Overdose Publications!
My name is Willie HavMire and I started WordOD as a means of giving quality narratives of Black Life in ,America. Word Overdose is a concept I came up with to illustrate a mindstate: the OVERDOSE of Words.
Too often, we are becoming a people who are failing to tell our own stories. With that said, others are conveniently painting our narratives for us. We are having our history erased or white washed, our heroes are having their narratives changed and our children are getting miss-educated and misinformed. If we don’t cease the opportunity to paint our own pictures and tell our own story on a global level, we can’t be mad that we are being devalued and demonized.
Take a moment and think of the news coverage of black people globally. We are seen as irresponsible, violent, prone to criminal activity, cowardly, unintelligent and ratchet by a growing number of the world. Why is that the case? Are we really a people that is deserving of such devaluing or are we the victims of character assassination? You be the judge.
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Many of us are so successfully programmed that we nod our heads in agreeance as our communities are destroyed both from the outside and from within. Many of us are products of our own miss-education. We are shown nothing but examples of black men in powerless positions, black women as harlets and black boys as worthy of being bullet riddled corpses. If we don’t teach our people better, who will?
Word Overdose is my attempt to be proactive and become the change I want to see not in my people but the change I want to see in our narrative. We are a great people with our own share of flaws and advantages. WordOD will not be a “love fest” but a realistic platform for black narratives, stories and images. Promoting Black Self Love and eradicating Black Self Hate is the ultimate goal.
Stay tuned and I hope you enjoy our products and services for years to come!