A short reflection on being abroad as a black man with everything happening in the US. These are ways I’ve noticed how I policed my body in order to survive, frivolous liberties I can’t enjoy, or thoughts I’ve had. White privilege is not forcing yourself to stand in the front of an elevator with others […]Read more "White Privilege is….Reflections from Abroad"
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"
Honestly after watching The People Vs OJ Simpson Johnnie Cochran was a brilliant lawyer that was able to leverage the anger stemming from the acquittal in the Rodney King beating to his advantage (special shout out to Courtney B Vance). Regardless of how you felt about the case, Cochran used the media, the aftermath of […]Read more "My Take: The People Vs OJ Simpson"
Yesterday the Denver Broncos out-defended (because the game was all about the defense) the Carolina Panthers bringing an end to football season and giving white supremacists a moment to rejoice over the modern equivalent of “the great white hope.” If you haven’t been following football Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton is unapologetically black but he […]Read more "Black “Arrogance” as Defiance"
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"
Yesterday Septermber 29, David Cameron arrived in Jamaica on his first visit to the Caribbean as Prime Minister. The prior night (28th) I attended the People of African Descent Summit where the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines gave a wonderful speech about the movement to make Europe pay for indigenous genocide and African […]Read more "Jamaica’s Post-Colonial Hangover"