WAP: White Africanized Presence

WAP: White Africanized Presence

On the first Friday of August 2020, Cardi B debuted a new song and music video featuring Meg the Stallion. I maintain my inaugural stance that Cardi B is a Lil’ Kim/Nicki Minaj #knockoff that illuminates the white imaginary’s attempt to improve a design engendered to Africanize America. It is for this reason, that I [...]

Black is King, A Black Female Perspective

Black is King, A Black Female Perspective

Beyonce’s Black is King delivers an aesthetically pleasing cultural collage. From waterfalls to regal braiding, the film captures the pure beauty of black people who occupy both central and peripheral spaces in the film. The music also engenders a Pan-Africanist sound that melds the diaspora together in a melody as diverse a the colors of [...]

Emmett Till, John Lewis, and Learning from those who Left Us

Emmett Till, John Lewis, and Learning from those who Left Us

Saturday, July 25, 2020, marked what would have been Emmett Till’s seventy-ninth birthday. Till, a black child whose spilled blood evidences the evil cast against the black collective, maintains his eternal youth in more ways than one. Had Till lived to see adulthood, he would be younger than many millennial grandparents betraying his brutal murder, [...]

Black Mental Health as Popular Culture: A Black Female Perspective

Black Mental Health as Popular Culture: A Black Female Perspective

The present fixation on black mental health appears to seize an obscure communal issue from hallway whispers to center stage. While black doctors like Dr. Bobby Wright, Dr. Francis Cress Wesling, and Dr. Amos Wilson engender this transition with their discourse, this is not what we see in the anti-black media. It is particularly, problematic [...]