The Bullet of the American Ballot

The Bullet of the American Ballot

Contrary to white media messaging, anti-blackness as a global pandemic is not a new phenomenon. The media coverage overwhelms the black viewer with heart-breaking images of their kinfolk in Nigeria beaten in the streets where many have died in protest. My question though isn’t why is this happening. Rather, I question the media’s motives for [...]

The Black Female Political Puppet and Black Male Blame

The Black Female Political Puppet and Black Male Blame

Though the white world has appointed select black women as the voice of the black woman, Jemele Hill and Reecie Colbert of Black Women Views (amongst others) do not speak for all black women. More importantly, these black voices illuminate not only the silence of the non-systemized and unbought black female voice but underscore the [...]

The Rihanna-Repeat: Meg Thee Stallion and The Black Female Role in Assassinating Black Male Character

The Rihanna-Repeat: Meg Thee Stallion and The Black Female Role in Assassinating Black Male Character

I’ll make this a short and sweet post, because I have little interest in discussing Tory Lanez or Meg Thee Stallion any more than I already have. Nevertheless, their contentious union betrays an important lesson for young black people.  I was a sophomore in college when the Rihanna-Chris Brown scenario went viral and changed both [...]

The Vice Presidential Debate, A Black Female Perspective

The Vice Presidential Debate, A Black Female Perspective

What always baffles me is how easily many forget that the space in which we occupy is one of strategy. This fact could not be more evident in the recent vice-presidential debate.  Both Kamala Harris and Mike Pence worked to differentiate themselves from their presidential counterparts while emphasizing the same ideas. For this reason, the [...]

Six Takeaways From the First “Presidential” Debate

Six Takeaways From the First “Presidential” Debate

On the surface, last night’s debate was an embarrassment, and for those vested in the white nationalist ideology that permeates America, a deviation from “American” or “presidential” expectation. To students of history, last night illuminated white interiority and illustrated that “president” continues to constitute a derogatory term. This interiority exposed both candidates as anti-black and [...]

The 72nd Hour and The Good Master

The 72nd Hour and The Good Master

It’s Saturday afternoon, and the black collective now approaches the 72nd hour after the Breonna Taylor verdict. Admittedly, it feels disingenuous writing that last clause, because there was no trial. The verdict was read when the soldiers of white supremacy burst into Breonna Taylor’s apartment in March. Nevertheless, I digress. The white media has predictably [...]

Dissecting the Disrespect in the Stripper Voter PSA

Dissecting the Disrespect in the Stripper Voter PSA

I was two days younger than I am today when I saw a self-proclaimed voter PSA with black strippers twerking. One dancer even had the word “VOTE” painted on her derriere. The advertisement delineates a clear intention to arouse a twerking generation to move from the pole to the poll. Watching this base appeal to [...]

Breonna Taylor and the Black Girl Legacy

Breonna Taylor and the Black Girl Legacy

We all knew this was coming. Government officials locked down the city of Louisville, foreshadowing what the government knew would spark outage; a verdict that cleared all involved officers of Breonna Taylor’s murder. Cameron’s word engendered an overt insult to black intelligence in charging one officer with a shooting a wall and "endangering neighbors" while [...]