Remembering Activist Darren Seals

Introduction George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Christopher Columbus. These are just a few of the white men history remembers favorably–despite their unfavorable actions. Washington was a slave owner. Jefferson was a rapist. Columbus was a thief. Yet,  the date of their earthly arrival remains a national celebration. Those of us subject to the contemporary enslavement enabled by […]

I am an Afrodemic

Preface I did not want to publish this piece, because I feared it centralized someone not even worthy of an honorable mention. In writing this piece, it became evident that this experience was not about either individual involved, but demonstrative of an institutionalized problem frequently experienced but seldom articulated. I originally authored this piece in […]

Remembering the King Of Love, on the 50th Anniversary of his Assasination

I typically have a strong aversion towards honoring immortal leaders on the anniversaries of their physical departure. This reservation is due largely to the belief that it is a crucial moment in consciousness to understand that “life” is relative, and to be alive is to proceed with purpose—and no one does this more profoundly than […]

March For “Their” Lives, A Black Female Perspective

Since the election of the current commander in chief, a number of factions dominated by whites have staged performances which served as a coming out party for the oppressors as oppressed–those who paint a picture of being denied the symbolism of Barack Obama and denied rightful representation in reality star turned commander in Chief. 45, […]

The Politics of Aesthetical Plagiarism: Examining “Is That All Your Hair?” And What Happens When Self-Hate Becomes Colloquial

The photo, a black and white image, was hardly a masterpiece. It a mere medley of full lips, expressive eyes, and freshly styled head of hair that was blown out and possessing a wave that fell beneath her shoulders. Noticing not the youth, the silly expression, or amateur photography skills, the gaze fixated on something […]

Rethinking the Black Hero, and Black “His” tory Month

One recurring phrase that dominates much of the discussion surrounding the recently released Black Panther film, is it’s function to grant black children an opportunity to “see themselves as super heroes.” This assertion is cringeworthy, in part because the movie is birthed from the mind of a racist, and in the overlooked reality that the […]