What is this document?
This is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file for Critical Mass Progress.

I have a question that is not answered in this FAQ. What should I do?
Email your questions to Seeta.

What is Critical Mass Progress?
CMP was launched in mid-August 2011. CMP is run by Seeta Persaud. Learn more about CMP here.

Who writes for CMP?
Seeta Persaud is the main writer for CMP. Nancy A. Heitzeg is the Editor of Criminal Injustice, published every Wednesday at 6pm CST. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of Criminal Injustice. Robinswing is the Editor of SistahSpeak. To learn more about CMP’s writers, click here.

Can I write for CMP or submit articles?
If you are interested in writing for CMP or would like to submit a news or action item, email us.

Do I need to register to view content on this site?
No. You do not need to register to view content. You do not need to register to comment on posts. You need to register if you intend to write for CMP or submit articles. However, if you would like to become a writer or contributor for CMP, you must email Seeta. Include in the subject line “Contributor/Posting Privileges.”

What is “LiveFyre”?
CMP was previously using “Disqus” but has decided to migrate to “Livefyre.” LiveFyre is the new commenting system used by CMP and various other blogs. You must sign into the commenting system in order to comment. You can do so by clicking into a post and scrolling down to the comments section, where you will see “Sign in” in bold text. From there, you can sign in using an existing social networking profile or sign in by creating a Lifefyre or OpenID account. Once signed in, you can modify your settings and upload an avatar. You can use your previous “Disqus” sign-in if you were using an OpenID account or existing social networking profile to log in.

What is the difference between site login and comment login?
Site login allows you to post and submit articles on CMP (provided you have discussed your interest in writing for CMP with Seeta and she has assigned posting privileges to you).

Comment login, using the “Livefyre” system, allows you to comment on posts.

Are comments moderated?
No, but Seeta reserves the right to do so. All comments must adhere to the site guidelines.

How does this site work?
Seeta posts a variety of action-oriented news pieces daily, including the daily “Blip in Time Round-up.” Occasionally, when time permits and the muse strikes, Seeta also writes and publishes hybrid fact sheets, editorials, and action items (e.g., The Theft of Wealth from People of Color; Man-made Famine; 10 Yrs Later, Decline & Round-up; HWE and Remedial Action; Welfare Reform Turns 15; On Gratitude, Politics, Staying Sane and Human Consciousness; etc.).

The Criminal Injustice series is published by Nancy A. Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock weekly at 6pm CST.

What is the Criminal Injustice series?
CMP is honored and humbled to host the Criminal Injustice series. The Criminal Injustice series aims to raise consciousness regarding the inequities in the criminal justice system and is published every Wednesday at 6pm CST. Nancy A. Heitzeg is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Please be sure to visit us Wednesday evenings to participate during the [asynchronous] online discussion in the comment thread facilitated by Nancy Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock. Various writers addressing issues prevalent in the prison industrial complex are featured each week.

What is SistahSpeak?
Sistahspeak is a series written by the venerable Robinswing. CMP is humbled, honored and proud to have Robinswing’s voice and clarion calls for action here.

Who is Robinswing?
Robinswing is the Editor and Writer for Sistahspeak and happens to be old, gifted, and black.

What rules and guidelines govern this site?
CMP is guided by core foundational principles that can be found here.

Discussions and user comments must adhere to our guidelines.

How is this site powered?
CMP is proudly powered by open-source software WordPress and is licensed under a creative commons license unless otherwise specified.

How is this site best viewed?
This site is best viewed using Firefox. Besides, it’s free and open-source. Critical Mass Progress generally prefers and supports the use of open-source freeware projects/products.

I’m having troubling loading the site and/or comments. What should I do?
Clear your internet cache. For most browsers, you can do this by clicking “Tools,” and then “Clear Recent History.” From there, you should have an option to clear the cache.

Should I subscribe to the CMP newsletter?
CMP occasionally sends out email updates regarding action-oriented items. CMP generally does not send out updates regarding every site update, otherwise you’d receive an email from CMP at least 3-5 times a day. We will not clutter your inbox with daily updates. CMP sends out email updates for noteworthy items.

You can subscribe here.

Do you have a Facebook page?
Yes, you can follow CMP on Facebook here.


This FAQ was last updated on February 12, 2012. Thank you for visiting.