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It’s been awhile since I published a piece. Many an occasion, I found myself unable to formulate words to express my race-related opinions about major events within Black Culture. As the weeks went by, I judged myself as irresponsible; that...
I’m tired. Really tired. I’m tired of fighting against a white supremacist empire that’s adaptive in it’s violence. I’m tired of how easily white supremacist values are held and legitimized by white folks who benefit the most from it, from...
If you were to ask what my greatest social concern was a few years ago, I would’ve said gay marriage. That answer has drastically changed. I recognize the monumental significance of the Supreme Court decision which made gay marriage constitutional...
The Impact of Racism on our society is palpable. But there are ways to cope, confront, and engage. In this article, we'll explore ways to best deal with racism, from identifying its causes and roots to learning how to...
I spent the first 18 years of my life in Seattle, Washington, a city largely known for how White it is. Grunge music, biking, softball, and skiing were as much a part of my cultural arsenal as were Kwanzaa, my...
There was a shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. There was a shooting, a massacre, and a tragedy at AME. Calling it anything else — especially a #CharlestonShooting is a function of white supremacy. The erasure, the inability or...
After the racist executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, many white people are reaching out to Black folk asking us what it is they need to do. These sentiments are not sincere; a quick Google search will tell...
Like many, I regard Lauryn Hill as a powerful songstress whose esoteric artistic abilities are unmatched. Her unrivaled command of her craft is admirable and indicative of a woman whose passion and prowess results in musical creations that are...
“If there’s too many white people, I get nervous. All self-aware non-Clarence Thomas-headass Black people know *exactly* what that means. We know the anxiety of walking into a room full of white people and wondering when/if one of them is...
Why is social media so popular? The answer might seem complicated since it has become such a niche, but the simple fact of the matter is that the Internet offers many different venues to share information. Some of the...