Trump, Biden, Black Genocide & the 2020 Election

Trump, Biden, Black Genocide & the 2020 Election

The 2016 election featured former friends Donald J. Trump and Hilary R. Clinton as political adversaries. The second presidential election for millennials, the excitement the election engendered seems minimal in comparison to the pending ballots of 2020. This year has proved an eye-opening entry point into the next decade, with the upcoming election as illuminating [...]

She Who Keeps Culture: The Being of Black Female Form and American Politics

She Who Keeps Culture: The Being of Black Female Form and American Politics

In 2012, Shonda Rhimes, through the nationally syndicated ABC, introduced character Olivia Pope in a show named Scandal. The role, modeled after real-life DC Fixer Judy Smith who was active during the Bush administration, garnered national traction for its strong black female lead. Pope, like Smith, lived a prestigious and luxurious life due to her [...]

Extracting Certainty from Uncertainty: 12 (Not So) Random Thoughts

Extracting Certainty from Uncertainty: 12 (Not So) Random Thoughts

Choose you. Each and Every time. If this means moving away, shutting off your phone, or creating boundaries between you and others, do it! Only allow access to those who meet your expectations. Advice is only something you can give yourself, but gaining other’s perspectives on issues can provide insight into who they are. I [...]

Who Protects the Black Woman?

Who Protects the Black Woman?

I have seen ubiquitous dialogues centered around a single question: who protects the black woman? The question engendered a plethora of responses, some of which referenced black female independence as negating black male obligation, and others that revisit the late Malcolm X’s contentious claim that the black woman Is the most unprotected person in America.  [...]

Trump Censure and White Nationalism

Trump Censure and White Nationalism

It’s fascinating to live in a world that castigates black people for critically interrogating their representatives. This is the same world that, for the last four years, has worked tirelessly to depict Donald Trump as a racial anomaly autonomous from whiteness as a whole. Trump’s gauche rhetoric, limited vocabulary, and overt racism and prejudices embarrass [...]

A Black Female Perspective on Kamala Harris’s Candidacy

A Black Female Perspective on Kamala Harris’s Candidacy

I did not expect to have such an emotional reaction to Democratic Candidate Joe Biden’s choice for Vice President. To be honest, his choice was not at all a surprise. Harris gained significant traction as a presidential candidate and as a nominee for Vice President. Amidst the protests that resurrected after George Floyd’s murder by [...]