The Black Woman and the Mythos of American Democracy

The Black Woman and the Mythos of American Democracy

I received several emails, texts, and alerts rejoicing in what the white media calls the first black vice-president-elect. A black female CNN political analyst even called Harris’s “victory” a poetic rebuttal to Trump’s four years. To this, I say two things. The first is that Kamala Harris as Vice President functions a lot like Black [...]

Five Things the Coney Barrett Confirmation Confirms

Five Things the Coney Barrett Confirmation Confirms

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, hearing, and confirmation dominated the weeks before what many are calling "the most important election of our lifetimes. " The process, from its association with what has come to be known as the Rose Garden Massacre to its its hasty process, has proved a national tension that runs parallel to a [...]

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 [...]

Cardi B, Candace Owens, and Black Censure

Cardi B, Candace Owens, and Black Censure

The contemporary climate, which meditates on the commander and chief’s overt racism, remains largely oblivious to the subtle forms of racism engendered in response. By the previous statement, I speak directly to those who have used this time of overt racial tension to castigate the original people of color. This praxis is currently manifested in [...]

Kamala Harris on CNN, A Black Female Perspective

Kamala Harris on CNN, A Black Female Perspective

Yesterday, YouTube alerted me to Kamala Harris’s most recent interview with CNN interviewer Dana Bush. Bush interviewed  Harris with an overt chip on her shoulder that worked in Kamala Harris’ favor. Bush’s disposition made Harris appear more friendly and kind in the glare of Bush’s physical manifestation of a collective white female fury that a [...]

Tyler Perry’s Billionaire Status and Broken Clock Syndrome

Tyler Perry’s Billionaire Status and Broken Clock Syndrome

Amidst the scorching flames of white nationalism in America, writer, director, and actor Tyler Perry became a billionaire. This timing is, of course, not a coincidence. This news surfaced to reduce the fanned flames for those beaten, shot, and repeatedly failed by the system of laws cultivated when their ancestors were in bondage. Perry’s billionaire [...]

Meg Thee Stallion and the Falsification of Black Female Sexual Liberation

Meg Thee Stallion and the Falsification of Black Female Sexual Liberation

Against my better judgement, I watched some of Meg Thee Stallion’s virtual concert. Meg Thee Stallion may be what this artist calls herself, but I’m uncomfortable with the black woman and animal juxtaposition, so I will call Meg Thee Stallion Megan. While Megan appears authentic in her demeanor, her sexuality, the commodified core of her [...]