I’m finally back from exam purgatory and what’s a better welcome back than discussing the paradox of black soldiers . Today’s Memorial Day, a holiday set aside to commemorate those that died in service to the ideals of the United States. Indeed, memorials are important because in theory they help societies remember the principles they were […]Read more "Black Lives Sacrificed"
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"
On Dr. King’s 86th birthday the actor who finally portrayed him on the big screen and the black woman who told his story were not nominated for individual Oscars is ironic. Or maybe not really because Hollywood does this all the time with deserving black stories. This movie that comes at the beginning of this […]Read more "You’d Think MLK’s Birthday Would Make a difference"
So I know I am a day late with this post but the Schomburg archives ate me yesterday so yea but I am here now to talk about this truly extraordinary movie! Selma was all I expected and more. Director Ava DuVernay and the exceptional cast truly brought a humanity to the people during a crucial moment […]Read more "Selma"
I just saw Selma and of course I love it. My post on it will be coming tomorrow I need tonight to think.Read more "SELMA POST COMING SOON!!!"
In the past week so much has happened personally with me finishing my first semester of graduate school but also more internationally with the announcement that the US will move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and North Korea being behind the Sony hack that it is easy to forget what happened last week especially as everyone prepares for Christmas. We cannot let 12/13/14 idly slip into another date where people rose up to protest but no real change was brought.Read more "12/13/14, One Week Later"
Don’t worry I am not disclosing anything about the case, which I barely remember. Jury duty has become the scorn of many for its inconvenience in our lives but it is a requirement that all US citizens have the privilege to participate in. The concept of being judged by ones peers is very noble but […]Read more "What my First Time on Jury Duty Taught me about the Law and Race in America"