Contemplating Kaepernick and Lukewarm Activism

I would like to begin by saying that I do believe people should stand and place their hands over their heart during the pledge of allegiance and national anthem. That is, if those people are white. If you are white, America presents opportunity. If you’re black, America proves opportunistic. To stand for the pledge of…

Remembering the Late and Great Dick Gregory

It is just over twenty-four hours after Mr. Dick Gregory’s family released a public statement informing the world of his passing. Just twenty-four hours, and Gregory has already faded into the background of a culture who pretended to mourn Gregory until a more prevalent white issue arose. In life, Gregory would have predicted this abjection…

Impeaching Trump: An Empty Gesture

Since his inauguration, there has been extensive chatter surrounding impeaching Donald Trump. This conversation frequents many conversations between blacks, and amongst whites in a desperate pursuit to appear liberal in comparison to the American conservative. To the conscious gaze, the white liberal and conservative are indistinguishable and rightfully so. For this reason, the conscious gaze…

From “Reclaiming our Time” to Reclaiming our Crimes

California Senator Maxine Waters made waves a few weeks ago with the phrase “reclaiming my time.” Waters had the floor at a House Financial Services Committee Hearing—a privilege Waters was unwilling to relinquish. Waters used her time to inquire why Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin failed to respond to her letter— a query he eschewed with…

Now, Tell Me that Ain’t Insecure…

Tis been a rough weekend ( I will further divulge the details of this in a post I hope to have up by Wednesday the latest). I purchase vegetable patties from a black-owned bakery near my home, and often have to park creatively in order to patronize this business and depart without colliding with other…

The Plight for Pro-Blackness in an Anti-Black World Part I

I recently read an article regarding the most recent example of white terrorism cast onto black bodies– the vicious car-ramming in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before beginning my analysis, I want to take a moment and grieve any member of the black collective, or anyone standing for a black cause, who was injured by the calculated efforts…

Kidnap, A Contemporary Narrative of Black Motherhood

Kidnap appears to be yet another action-adventure.suspense film starring a household name. Yet, Kidnap mirrors historical slave narrative in capturing the maternal stress of black mothers. Namely, much like Harriet Jacobs in The Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Frederick’s Douglas’ mother who traveled by foot in the dark of night to see her…

About the “Racist” Black Vice-Principal on Insecure

In Season 2 Episode 2 of Insecure viewers meet a seemingly insignificant new character. The character is Vice-Principal Gaines, an authoritative figure of a corresponding school for We Got Ya’ll—the non-profit organization Issa works for. He’s overtly inundated with responsibility, something made quite obvious. His responsibilities are far less overt than what appears to be…

A Black Female Perspective on The Bachelorette

Many rejoiced in the first black bachelorette, jumping an an opportunity the prove how far we’ve come.  So how far have we come?  We’ve gone from nude black women sold to white men as concubines guised as domestic workers, to black Women hypnotized by the sorcery of white supremacy willingly engage in sexual relationships with…