Ten Year Predictions

Ten Year Predictions

Dr. King will continue to get lighter and lighter. In fifty to a hundred years, he will eventually be referenced and portrayed as a white man. Whitney Houston’s legacy will be sullied to solely reflect her alleged drug use. Beyonce will be like Houston was in her later years.  The popularity of pseudo blackness would have [...]

Twenty-One People You’ll Meet on Your Stride Towards Consciousness

Twenty-One People You’ll Meet on Your Stride Towards Consciousness

The road to consciousness is a long journey composed of many situations and people. These people and situations afford the conscious body an opportunity to evaluate their own behavior and actions—ultimately providing a chance for the individual to choose a collective ideology they'd like to adopt as their own, and those which they'd like to [...]

Going Natural: Things That Happen on The Journey to an Elevated Consciousness

Going Natural: Things That Happen on The Journey to an Elevated Consciousness

When most speak of going natural they mean freeing African hair from chemicals. This. liberating journey can be long, draining, and discouraging. The results however are unimaginable. Yes, returning your hair to its natural state is a tedious and gradual process, but even more so is freeing your mind from the chemicals of white supremacy. [...]

Life Hacks for Black Women

Life Hacks for Black Women

A little "sun" on your Sunday. <3. ... 1. Black Soap is the holy grail for black skin. It cures dark spots and gives black skin a natural glow.  Go unprocessed if possible.    2. Water is Your Friend. Drink it morning, noon, and night! 3. Working out is like studying: You may pass without it, but you probably [...]

Decrypting The Sociopathy of the Oppressed

Decrypting The Sociopathy of the Oppressed

Hollywood Whitney Elizabeth Houston was once a shining light of American culture. She was beautiful and unbelievably talented. Her voice possessed an unearthly perfection that serenaded the entire world. With songs like “How Will I know,” and “ I Want to Dance with somebody,” Houston was pop culture royalty. But her reign would eventually turn [...]

I Am Not Your Negro, A Review

I Am Not Your Negro, A Review

James Baldwin’s “I am Not Your Negro” succeeds in bridging past and present racial truths earning them a much deserved place in contemporary conversation. One of the most troubling ideologies of contemporary culture is the belief that the turmoil afforded to black life, is isolated, or new. The films succeeds in drawing the necessary connection [...]

Does BET Series “The Quad” hit the four corners needed to advance contemporary black portrayal?

Does BET Series “The Quad” hit the four corners needed to advance contemporary black portrayal?

Tonight BET debuts new series “The Quad.” The series airs on the first day of black history month—a fact that corresponds well to the premise of placing value on our own institutions. The series, authored by Soul Food creators and writers Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, engages the HBCU dynamic from multiple angles. I [...]