A week ago I went to Charleston, South Carolina for the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora conference. When I found out the conference was going to be in Charleston I was hesitant and uncomfortable considering that this past June nine innocent black people were murdered at the Mother Emmanuel […]Read more "A City Paved in Blood"
So at the beginning of this week I came across the blog that listed my hometown of Orange, NJ as the worst of the worst cities in NJ. Naturally I was infuriated because not only was I tired of hearing the same tired stereotypes that stigmatize my community making it seem like a black hole […]Read more "Black Millennials, Let’s Fight for not Abandon Our Communities"
I won’t even share the story but apparently the terrorist who massacred the nine souls at Mother Emmanuel last week apparently got upset when a girl he had a crush on went out with a black guy. I wonder when society *read white mainstream media* will finally start pathologizing white masculinity as they do with […]Read more "Why Aren’t We Pathologizing White Masculinity????!!!!!"
We can't swim, we can't buy skittles, we can't listen to loud music, we can't shop, we can't play, we can't breathe, we can't pray. — Pete Haviland-Eduah (@TheNotoriousPHE) June 18, 2015 Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be […]Read more "“Happy” 150th Juneteenth"
Just watch this video, then read my thoughts This video is interesting because it really shows that racism is taught. It’s debatable whether he should be labeled racist because he says he doesn’t “know” what the word means but at the same time it can be argued that he did know and was not willing to deal with the consequences […]Read more "Commentary on Innocence and Racism"
I said it yesterday that I would probably have to respond to some foolishness and like clockwork I was not disappointed. So last week Univision TV host Rodner Figueroa said that Michelle Obama looked like someone from the Planet of the Apes. Thankfully he was fired with a swiftness. I’m not even going to respond to his […]Read more "When “New Blacks” Show Their Behind"
#NotJustSAE is highlighting the pervasiveness of anti-black & brown activities on today's college campuses. #GoToThere #CultureOfDestruction — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) March 11, 2015 So Sunday night as I was getting ready to go to bed, one of my friends tagged me in a video on Instagram. As a lover of funny memes I clicked on it […]Read more "When Frat Boys Showed How Ferguson is Possible"