Displaced: to force someone to leave their home, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disasters. This war being waged on black bodies is resulting in our persecution, and there is nothing natural about this disaster. It is methodological, institutionalized...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
I’m not writing about Rachel Dolezal. There’s no need for her — and her lies, cultural theft, violence, and overall fuckery — to take up any more space. But since we’re all so transfixed with Black women now, can we perhaps channel...
1. Justify or police our rage. We have the right to feel and express our rage in a manner we deem appropriate. My only ask is that Black folk aren’t harmed by other Black folk. 2. Apologize for our trauma or...
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...
“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...
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...