“Not a Racist Country,” A Black Female Perspective

“Not a Racist Country,” A Black Female Perspective

After a performative summer, the forces of anti-blackness knew they had to cast someone in the lead role. This "someone" was Kamala Harris, who, echoing Tim Scott’s claim, made waves last week following her claim that the United States is “not a racist country.” Not only do these words deem civil rights activists “complainers,” it, [...]

The Black Man, Better As Fiction?

The Black Man, Better As Fiction?

It is interesting to see so many outraged by the reaction to sixteen-year-old Mah’Kia Bryant’s murder. Just after many rejoiced in Derek Chauvin’s conviction, the sixteen-year-old took her last breaths following a fatal shot from the police officers she called for assistance. Her murder illuminates a vicious cycle that promises to obliterate more black youth, [...]

Daunte’s Inferno

Daunte’s Inferno

Grandma Tilson, I’m afraid of hell. Ain’t nothing to fear, there’s hell on earth. I mean the real her where you can go when you die.  You ain’t gotta die to go to the real hell. No? Uh uh, you just gotta sell that silver mirror God propped up in your soul. Sell it to [...]

The Derek Chauvin Trial and Verdict, A Black Female Perspective

The Derek Chauvin Trial and Verdict, A Black Female Perspective

Three weeks ago, like countless others throughout the nation, I tuned into the Derek Chauvin trial. After watching George Floyd die from multiple angles, it didn't take long to access the intractable loss that no outcome could overcome. Shortly after calling the first witness, it also became evident that George Floyd was the one on [...]

The Black Ally: Why It’s “Stop White Supremacy” not “Stop Asian Hate”

The Black Ally: Why It’s “Stop White Supremacy” not “Stop Asian Hate”

Not even a year ago, flames engulfed police cars, and the names Breonna Taylor and George Floyd filled the air alongside the phrase: “Black Lives Matter.” From living rooms across America and overseas, the moment resembled a resurrected and recharged Ferguson. For many, last summer appeared to centralize systemic white terror on black bodies. Yet, [...]