It was a grey day in the Atlanta University Center. I was a freshman at Morehouse College headed back to my dorm room between my morning and afternoon classes. 8:46 a.m. ET – American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York … Continue reading Where were you? #NeverForget
Last night was a historic night for being a woman, being black, and being named Simone in the Olympics! #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic But I must say, I’ve been LIVID at the headlines, particularly about Simone Manuel’s historic Olympic victory at #Rio2016: “Simone Manuel First African American WOMAN to Win Gold in an Individual Swimming Event.” “NO!”, … Continue reading Black Enough?
This was difficult to watch. But let me say this, the trauma suffered by people of color (POC) at the hands of law enforcement is real and lingering. While video footage has helped to expose the source of this trauma, video footage also now contributes to it. Every time I see footage of violence against … Continue reading Black Trauma: #KorrynGaines Died an Invisible Death Long Before She was Killed by Police
#Blaxit: 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave was such a hit that we decided to follow up with 25 things we’re leaving behind if we must go: 1. Stacey Dash 2. Diabetes (the sugars) 3. Sallie Mae 4. Don Lemon 5. Mass incarceration 6. Ben Carson 7. PayDay loans/debt 8. Raven Symone 9. … Continue reading #BLAXIT 2.0: 25 things we’re LEAVING BEHIND if we leave.
America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that black lives don’t matter here, and it’s even more apparent that the powers that be are doing everything possible to make America white again (except America was never white to … Continue reading #BLAXIT : 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave.
I was raised in a two-parent, middle class home safely nestled in an affluent residential neighborhood. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I began to realize that maybe I was more materially fortunate than others, especially those who looked like me. It also became clear to me that parts of civil society believed … Continue reading Driving While Black: That one time I got pulled over and lived.