bell and Beyoncé: A Reflection on My Black Feminism

I haven’t watched or heard Lemonade. I haven’t read bell hooks’ critique. I haven’t read any think pieces related to Beyonce’s latest work nor do I intend to. But...

Lauryn Hill and the Selfishness of Creative Responsibility

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...

I Don’t Need Sexism to Criticize Hillary Clinton

As Hillary Clinton emerges as the likely contender for the Democratic nomination, many neoliberal political pundits and progressive cultural commentators posit that sexism is the primary motive driving criticism...

For the Love of Black Gawdt … Protest Isn’t Meant to be Convenient

Ashley Williams, a Black Lives Matter activist from Charleston, South Carolina, disrupted a private high-dollar Hillary Clinton event, and demanded that the leading presidential candidate answer for her direct...

Black Folk, Let’s Allow Ourselves the Freedom to Dream Radically

On a large scale, I find that Black folk refuse to dream radically. We have vast imaginations and deep yearnings for freedom and liberation, and yet … we remain...

Can You Black Men PUH-LEEZE Keep Black Women Out Ya Beefs

“That’s why I fucked your bitch, you fat muthafucka!” This was Tupac’s opening lyric in one of the most notorious diss records in hip hop history, “Hit ‘Em Up.” Considered...