A Message to Them Through Us

A Message to Them Through Us

Last week, much of the nation watched a white nationalist space employ the black optic for ulterior motives. A black woman received the inaugural vaccine as white officeholders looked-on. An obvious question is: why were the elected official not “elected” to take the vaccine first? The obvious answer is that after a year that underscored [...]

There was a Medical Doctor in the White House Administration: The WSJ and Covert White Insult

There was a Medical Doctor in the White House Administration:  The WSJ and Covert White Insult

On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal made waves with an article that asked that incoming first lady Jill Biden abandon the “Doctor” that precedes her name. The article engendered predictable support from women who peg Jefferey Epstein’s words a gendered attack against the educated woman. The feminist response speaks specifically to gatekeeping white female achievement, [...]

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 [...]