Decoding The Intent to Institutionalize

A slightly cohesive rant that delineates my “come to Africa” moment as a black female thinker.

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Coolest “Monkey” in the Jungle or King of The World? The H&M Ad as a Call to Action for Affirmative Black Economics

H&M recently made headlines for a derogatory image that featured a young black boy in a green hoodie that read: The coolest monkey in the jungle. This degrading image depicts how the world views the black body simultaneously proving reminiscent of the 2011 Soho billboard that featured a black child in asserting the black female […]

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What Makes the Golden Globes “Golden”? Oprah’s Speech, #metoo, & The Black Feminist as an Anti-Black Agent

It is the second morning after the Golden Globes, and the white media is having a field day sensationalizing the Oprah Winfrey speech that seemingly brings black female sexual assault to the forefront. Specifically, Winfrey is lauded for speaking of the late Recy Taylor, a black woman who endured decades of mental and physical torment […]

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Good News for the Black Collective

A Platform for Positive Black Media kweli.tv offers a streaming surface anchored in films produced by black people for a black audience. The platform serves as a means to combat the negative portrayals of black people that continue to dominate black portrayals in white media. With almost all of their content garnered from black film […]

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How it Feels to Be a Colored Me, Remembering Zora Neale Hurston

Ninety years ago novelist and journalist Zora Neale Hurston authored How It Feels to be A Colored Me. Its contents speak to Hurston’s experience, a experience that marks a universal plight to exist as black within the paradigms of anti-blackness. hashtag #howitfeelstobeacoloredme2018. Written in 1928 “colored” accurately referenced the black body. In 2018, it does […]

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2017: A Year of Color Confrontation

2017 marked the last complete year I will spend in my twenties, however I could not have anticipated this year being my most resonant year yet. Never have I felt so immersed in the black experience and full of purpose. I admittedly have drifted further away from some family and friends and toward the eternal […]

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