Check out my piece on Blavity about a brief interaction with one of the new “neighbors” in my community. To the new white neighbor who crossed the street when she saw meRead more "To the new white neighbor who crossed the street when she saw me"
Black people are some of the best multitaskers I know. See before enslavement when my ancestors were busy creating cultures and societies they were multitasking. When they were enslaved they still were able to multitask while managing to plan their escapes, rear children, subvert slavery in every way etc. During the Civil Rights Movement black […]Read more "Psst, Black People are Able to Multitask"
I like President Obama. I really do. I think Michelle is the best First Lady I will ever see in my lifetime and that Sasha and Malia are so blessed to have two great parents in their lives. They are truly the best first family I’ve seen in my life. Nonetheless, my relationship with President […]Read more "The Death of My Teenage Naïveté"
It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
A black person commented on an article that black people who ask “what has President Obama done for the black community?” are upset that they didn’t get any handouts like caddies. Incorrect, justice and equality go a lot further than a caddy like you suggest. (This is probably a black person that considers them self […]Read more "Why are Black People So Afraid to Demand More from President Obama?"
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???"