For the past year, folks have been out in the streets protesting the lawlessness of this country’s police forces. Since the Black Lives Matter Movement started, every unarmed Black person killed by a cop has had their name turned...
I came into political consciousness in 2008 — the year that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama energized the leftist base with the promise of politics-no-longer-as-usual. I found myself annoyed that I was only a year away from legal voting age,...
Recent data from Personal Capital, a financial management company, shows the personal net worths of some presidential contenders. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump leads with $4.1 billion. Democrat front-runner and former Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton holds over $30 million. Carly...
I had some serious writer’s block since I last published. Through a bout of depression, I wasn’t able to formulate or articulate my thoughts and emotions in a manner appropriate for the Blackosphere. When my Black Lives Matter Sisters...
As I was getting into a cab last week, a Black boy no older than 15, made a full 5-finger grab of my backside. A year ago, I would’ve remained silent, but I reflexively turned around, yelled “Excuse me!” and...
All credible polls show that alleged billionaire and noted harm-doer Donald Trump will lose the 2016 presidential election. Come November 8th, the United States will welcome the first female-bodied president in the form of Hillary Clinton. Trump is a sadistic...
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 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...
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...
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...

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