Glass Ceiling or Glass Slipper?

Trump is gone, but white supremacy presides. He has dissipated into the anti-black climate that created him, made him president, and promises to invent new ways for him to redefine and actualize his supremacy. The ambiance of the next four years looms in the air and the minds of those who prepare to counter “we…

A False Premise of Unity

Whether CNN’s “reflection” on 2020 on The Grio’s “analysis” of the black teen assaulted by a domestic terrorist, the contemporary black face and voice illustrate a conflicting espousal to an anti-black farce encompassed by a single word: unity. CNN’s 2020 reflection, which predictably solicited black correspondents Abby Phillip and Van Jones as its Neo-liberal mask,…

A Word on The Noose of White Nationalism…

There has been a lot of talk about the noose that the domestic terrorists employed to terrorize Vice-President Mike Pence. To many, the noose embodied a shift of gears, it embodied white terror as occurring internally to those not espoused to its overt practice. In pondering the noose for over a week, like countless others,…

Who is the “We?” The Subversive Promise to Make Whiteness Great Again

Throughout the coursework portion of my degree, a question I found myself continually asking was: who is the “we?” The backdrop for my education is a historically black university, were in classes where the entire ambiance was of African-descent, the word fails to surface beyond the implicit. I had the unfortunate, yet pedagogical, the experience…

The “Enough” Moment in the Recent Gayle King Interview

Journalist Gayle King recently made waves for her interview with the domestic terrorist who tackled a black teen for a phone she accused him of stealing. The attack proved as difficult to stomach as the interview, as both reeked of disregard for the integrity of African people. Something I found particularly disturbing about the about…

Beyond the Burning House

After his death, Harry Belafonte disclosed that shortly before his murder, Dr. King lamented on his strides toward integration. Belafonte quotes King as saying: “I have come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.” Decades after this revelation, we as a people, sit at the literal steps of the burning house. The…

Why My Husband Must Be a Black Man

I wrote a post a couple of years ago entitled: Why I Won’t Date a White Man. Though I do not regret this post, I do wish I used the space to implement an affirmation for why I, a black man remains not only my sole romantic preference, but my only option for partnership. Why…

White America, UnPoliced.

I come to you from the nation’s capital. From where the ubiquitous values remain as white as the house that sits upon a manicured lawn on Pennsylvania Avenue. For four-hundred years, the black collective watched as acts of domestic terrorism cast the black corpse as bibelots on the American landscape. The perpetual quest for white…

Stacey Abrams, The Misappropriation of Ancestral Power

Stacey Abrams has made quite the name for herself in the past year. She was the first face viewers saw and first words spoken in defense of the sexual assault allegations made against President-elect Joe Biden. She was the face of voter suffrage during the presidential election and she remains integral to the pending and…