The Derek Chauvin Trial and Verdict, A Black Female Perspective

The Derek Chauvin Trial and Verdict, A Black Female Perspective

Three weeks ago, like countless others throughout the nation, I tuned into the Derek Chauvin trial. After watching George Floyd die from multiple angles, it didn't take long to access the intractable loss that no outcome could overcome. Shortly after calling the first witness, it also became evident that George Floyd was the one on [...]

American Skin, A Black Female Perspective (Spoilers)

American Skin, A Black Female Perspective (Spoilers)

When I think about American Skin, I think of those tarred and feathered, the black bodies dangled over scorching hot flames, their limbs dipped and torched, their “American” skin charred black. This skin, which too often acts as wrapping paper for the murdered, is America. Director, writer and producer Nate Parker depicts America in the [...]

Six Businesses Every Black Woman Should Support This Summer!

Six Businesses Every Black Woman Should Support This Summer!

Marjani Beauty A Black Girl's Paradise, this gem brings body and skincare to the brown girl's fingertips! With a shop in DC and shipping throughout the states, there is no excuse not to get your fix! From lipsticks, to body scrubs and exfoliants, Marjani brings products that speak to our unique beauty. Some of my [...]

The Colloquial Casualty: 3 Words that Function Colloquially but Should Not

The Colloquial Casualty: 3 Words that Function Colloquially but Should Not

Colloquialism, or casual speech functions as a stage for societal anxieties reproduced through seemingly innocuous word use. It is an art that only deters from its attack in image not intention. Those who say that words are just words do not internalize the reality that words are an exterior force. This force reflects an anti-black [...]

Some Things I Learned this Decade…

Some Things I Learned this Decade…

Anti-blackness is a normalized means of conceptualizing the world that the black collective must consistently refute. Most people do not understand racism but act as if they do. Quality is far superior to quantity when it comes to the people you surround yourself with. “The people highest up got the lowest self-esteem”The Old Kanye... There [...]

How Whites and Non-Blacks Talk About Race 

How Whites and Non-Blacks Talk About Race 

This post will implement the unisex name "Leslie" to avoid overuse, and the subtle passive-aggressive tone of the  pronoun "they."  Leslie, will symbolically represent white and non-black collectives respectively. Author's Note: Leslie also encompasses the ideology of melanated individuals who are only black on the outside. Because these individuals, while dangerous, do not enjoy the [...]

Things Blacks “not like other blacks” Say or Do

Things Blacks “not like other blacks” Say or Do

VSB (Very Smart Brothas) Writer and Editor Damon Young posted a hilariously brilliant article last month entitled “10 Signs You’ve Just Met a Black Person Who’s About to Tell You ‘I’m Not Other Black People.'” Check out the original article here. This list, captivating yet colloquial, reminded me of so many people I’ve met in [...]