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"
Great article that looks at the immigration and influence of black immigrants in the US. The most interesting part is that the Dominican Republic is listed as a major site for the emigration of black immigrants. I wonder if the participants self-reported their race because then that provides better insight to how Dominicans see themselves […]Read more "Article: The Rihanna generation: How black immigrants are reshaping America"
It’s really interesting how the tables have turned. Following Ashley Williams rightfully questioning Hillary Clinton about her “super predator” comments, some of her white supporters jumped to Hillary’s defense saying how BLM is racist and how rude it was to interrupt. What’s interesting is how white Sanders supporters are happy for this and some are […]Read more "Everyone Wants to be Our Friend Until We Open Our Mouth"
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"
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"