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"
Rule #639: you shall not be black, a teenager and go to pool parties in white suburbia. If you break this rule white citizens reserve the right to call the police on you out of fear for their property and the safety of their community because black teens are automatically criminals. The police officers then […]Read more "Black Rule Book Entry #639"
So I just read a report by the Washington Post that essential questions the entire Black Lives Matter Movement based on the DOJ report that investigated if Officer Wilson violated Mike Brown’s civil rights. Now the report did not charge Wilson and some people are so happy at this fact saying that protestors were “idiots […]Read more "Mike Brown’s Life STILL Matters"
Many of my friends know that I like Andre Lyon portrayed by Trai Byers the most out of the three brothers and favor him to take over. When I say this people tend to respond “Buts he’s so shady” (but who on the show isn’t) or “He is being used by his wife” to which […]Read more "Why Andre Lyon Matters"
So the Oscars aired last night and they were the whitest Oscars since 1998. This of course caused a lot of anger as the amazing film Selma was almost completely shut out was it not for the Best Original Song and the Best Picture Nominations. It would have been funny if Ava DurVernay’s look into the […]Read more "Why We Still Need to Tell the Stories of Our Enslaved Ancestors No Matter How Difficult They Ar"
So late last night Antonio Martin was shot by Berkeley Police in Berkeley, Missouri only a few miles from Ferguson. The officers said that Martin pulled a gun on them and that is why he was shot. I am not here to debate if Martin had a gun or not or propose any conspiracy theories […]Read more "Yes, Even Antonio Martin’s Life Mattered"
This morning as I woke up I continued in the tradition that black people have been participating in since the days of slavery, I woke up with freedom on my mind. Maybe one day one of my descendants will wake up and not have to worry about the racial issues in the world but I […]Read more "Waking Up"