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...
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 haven’t watched or heard Lemonade. I haven’t read bell hooks’ critique. I haven’t read any think pieces related to Beyonce’s latest work nor do I intend to. But from what I gather from my social media feeds, bell...
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...
As Hillary Clinton emerges as the likely contender for the Democratic nomination, many neoliberal political pundits and progressive cultural commentators posit that sexism is the primary motive driving criticism against the former Secretary of State. Sexism is certainly present in...
Ashley Williams, a Black Lives Matter activist from Charleston, South Carolina, disrupted a private high-dollar Hillary Clinton event, and demanded that the leading presidential candidate answer for her direct hand in criminalizing and incarcerating a generation of Black people. As...
On a large scale, I find that Black folk refuse to dream radically. We have vast imaginations and deep yearnings for freedom and liberation, and yet … we remain stunted within the confines of oppressive systems. When the prolific Ta-Nehisi...
As Bernie Sanders’ presidential prospects continue to rise, his apparent disassociation with Black communities simultaneously heightens. Branding himself the anti-establishment candidate, Sanders has energized an enthusiastic progressive base composed mostly of white voters. To them, he panders an egalitarian vision...
When I saw Johnetta Elzie’s radiance grace the cover of Essence magazine, an upsurge of emotion propelled me into happiness, appreciation, and serenity. Thank you @essencemag for this opportunity. February 2016. We will win. ✊🏽💯 https://t.co/63yOA5NHgT #blackgirlmagic pic.twitter.com/wuSm5dyV3S — Johnetta...
To be pro-Black does not mean to be anti-white. To be pro-Black means to be anti-white supremacy. I wrote these words in a piece about interracial dating some months ago. The piece argues that being pro-Black means to affirm Black...

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