The Migrant’s Daughter: Black Female Representative?

The Migrant’s Daughter: Black Female Representative?

I attempt to achieve balance in this post, but admittedly I am not sure I have. I have spoken extensively about the complexities of black femininity at this particular moment. Being a black woman, has, of course, always been complex. I anticipate, and by anticipate I do not admit defeat, that black femininity will remain [...]

The White Man’ s Victory: The Black Pundit

The White Man’ s Victory: The Black Pundit

On election day, many black people encountered the anguish of a ballot where no party conveyed their specific interests. This anguish and frustration mirrors what blacks encounter every day when confronted with a racist media inundated with the anti-intellectualism of anti-blackness where few black faces convey black interests. For instance, let us consider this past [...]

A Black Female Perspective on the 2020 Election: Part I

A Black Female Perspective on the 2020 Election: Part I

I write these words between a pervasive enthusiasm embodied in car horns, screams, and even singing. The celebratory fervor permeates a nation, despite the electoral race proving uncharacteristically paired with those supposedly exasperated with “Trump’s” America. The projected victory for former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris has engendered many to believe we [...]

A Missed Opportunity: A Black Female Perspective on Trump’s Presidency

A Missed Opportunity: A Black Female Perspective on Trump’s Presidency

I wrote this piece before Saturday's results. It’s somewhere around six am in the hours before dawn. Though the sun has yet to arrive for its shift, much of the world awaits the announcement of who will preside over the plantation that is the United States. This exhausting practice engendered a social reproduction of the [...]

The Black Female Political Puppet and Black Male Blame

The Black Female Political Puppet and Black Male Blame

Though the white world has appointed select black women as the voice of the black woman, Jemele Hill and Reecie Colbert of Black Women Views (amongst others) do not speak for all black women. More importantly, these black voices illuminate not only the silence of the non-systemized and unbought black female voice but underscore the [...]

Dissecting the Disrespect in the Stripper Voter PSA

Dissecting the Disrespect in the Stripper Voter PSA

I was two days younger than I am today when I saw a self-proclaimed voter PSA with black strippers twerking. One dancer even had the word “VOTE” painted on her derriere. The advertisement delineates a clear intention to arouse a twerking generation to move from the pole to the poll. Watching this base appeal to [...]