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"
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"
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 I am just doing some research for a paper I have to write when I read a passage that was very illuminating for our current racial condition in America and I just had to write about it. In this passage a Panamanian man writes to the Panama Tribune a newspaper that served mainly the […]Read more "Don’t be Fooled by Post-Racialist Arguments, They’ve Been Around for a While"
President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech last night and it was a great demonstration of his oratory skills that made many get swept up by his charm during his 2008 campaign. The speech started off very strong and hard driving home Obama’s accomplishments with healthcare reform and lowering the unemployment […]Read more "The State of the Black Union Remains Stagnant"