Yesterday was my birthday and I knew I needed a break to be happy and “free” from the constant brutalization of black bodies and the pain white supremacy inflicts on the black psyche. Calling in black felt amazing! Aside from avoiding Facebook and Twitter alerts of what was trending on Black Twitter I was able […]Read more "I’m Caliban"
For the next 24 hrs I am choosing to disconnect myself from the images of black people being brutalized and killed by limiting my time on social media. I will not take up the task up trying to educate people as to why we need to say Black Lives Matter or why white privilege and […]Read more "Calling in Black Today"
I had a great interaction that made my day. I was coming from a store when I saw an older black man sitting on a bench outside. Our eyes met and then we both did “the nod” to one another. See the nod/the smile is a standard greeting that black people use to acknowledge one […]Read more "The Nod=”I See You Fam”"
Before I begin let me say this. Serena Williams is Serena Williams. She is her own unique person and shouldn’t be reduced to anything else. Her accomplishments are her own and as a black woman these are extremely important especially to other little black girls who are constantly told by society that they aren’t beautiful, smart, […]Read more "Serena Williams: A Legend in Her Own Right"
As black people we shrieked in horror when the young black teen from McKinney, Texas explained how the white woman told her and her friends to “go back to her Section 8 housing” yet with respectability politics, it is easy for those who have “made it” to write off the urban poor and stigmatize those […]Read more "Let’s Stop with the Respectability Politics"
This whole Greece “Crisis” is very interesting to me because all of a sudden people care about the IMF and its loans because one country threatens the European Union meanwhile countries with a majority black population, such as Jamaica, have been crushed by the IMF and its policies for decades yet hardly anyone cared or […]Read more "Why Don’t Black Countries Suffering under IMF Loans get the Same Attention as Greece???"
So at the beginning of this week I came across the blog that listed my hometown of Orange, NJ as the worst of the worst cities in NJ. Naturally I was infuriated because not only was I tired of hearing the same tired stereotypes that stigmatize my community making it seem like a black hole […]Read more "Black Millennials, Let’s Fight for not Abandon Our Communities"