In the age of lunatic presidents and increasing racial tension that shows no sign of any resolve, any community efforts to bring people together is always a breath of fresh air. That is exactly what London’s Tate Modern art gallery...
As the Movement for Black Lives continues to capture hearts, minds, and labor of visionaries, dreamers, thinkers, activists, educators, community organizers, and cultural producers, there are some policy wonks, think-tank bredren, and political investors who dismiss pro-Black radicalism as...

White Flag

By Sebastian Johnson “Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.” Psalm 74:4 For months, the events have gathered, scattered ominously across the landscape like dark foreboding clouds, pregnant with the force of...
“The Democratic Party is the graveyard of social movements.” Following the info dump of leaked DNC emails, it’s clear that the allegedly neutral Democratic Establishment colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign to ensure her nomination for President. It’s also clear that...
We’ve done nothing, but we’re hated widely. In high school, I was part Cherokee. Until someone clapped back with the proverbial “Bish WAYUR?!” I was also “Jamaican and Black” because, according to family legend, I had a verrrrryyyyy distant relative...
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...
Confession: I have not watched — nor do I intend to watch — the video from McKinney, Texas. From what I gathered from my various social media feeds, the video shows a cop viciously pinning down a 14-year-old bikini-clad...
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...
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...
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...

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