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...
Today in No-Shit-Sherlock, records show that the Dept. of Homeland Security has been surveilling Black Lives Matter activists since Ferguson. (Hi, Jeh Johnson! Hope you got me on my good side!) But of course, they’ve been surveilling us since we...
Respectability will not save us … No matter how much we wish it would. So now that James Blake, a Harvard grad and former tennis superstar en route to the U.S. Open, was violently tackled to the ground by five...
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...
To be a woman who loves hip hop at times is to be in love with your abuser. Because the music was and is that. And yet the culture is ours. — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) August 16, 2015 Robert Kelly is...
Jamar Clark was killed execution-style while handcuffed in Minneapolis. Black activists most notably affiliated with the local Black Lives Matter chapter and the local NAACP shut down highways and occupied the 4th police precinct. National media is starting to...
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...
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...

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