Voting While Pro-Black: Why I Do Not Yet Feel the Bern

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...

An Open Letter to Sandra Bland

I understand that Sandra Bland’s family asked that no posts or protests be published or undertaken in her honor. While I cannot understand the tremendous pain her family is...

To Be A Black Girl …

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...

Why I Didn’t Celebrate Marriage Equality

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...

The Enslaved Jesus. The Black Jesus. The Real Jesus.

Who is the real Jesus? In Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman opens with a discussion he’s having with the principal of the University of Colombo about Jesus’s identity....

Black Face in White Space: 6 Tips for Fighting Racism in the Workplace

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...