Pessimism.

They call us pessimistic  because we won’t smile for the optics Because if their representation Doesn’t yield a celebration In your heart Or mind You’re the pessimistic kind They quote Malcolm but lack the courage to truly implement his practice They hear the words of a revolutionary and like the sound but get gone when its finna…

Manifesting the Man

Manifest. A word and practice that has attained significant traction in the last few years or so. Whether it is “manifesting” your true love, dream career, or any other ideal status, the concept suggests a spirituality that, if tapped into, yields life-changing results. Despite its frequent presence in everyday dialogue, manifest, as a word and…

Stray Thoughts

I. Anti-black Altruism News stories that highlight “altruism” often maintain racist mythos. A recent news story featured a (black male) teacher who gave a young, black student the shoes off his feet. On the surface, the newsstory delineates community, but as an ornament of the racist media, this feature is violent propoganda. The gesture reinforces…

Freedom doesn’t bloom in June…: A Black Female Perspective on Juneteenth

On the surface, Juneteenth as a national holiday appears a national step towards acknowledging enslavement. The reality is, Juneteenth as a national holiday, functions to restore faith in what has failed us for centuries: the government. Juneteenth as a national holiday, in addition to aiding Joe Biden’s attempt to paint himself into the Abe Lincoln…

Harry Ain’t a Hero…

I will keep this short, because, in all honestly, I am exhausted with this topic. With that being said, there are a few things I feel compelled to say. Well, write.  When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped onto the scene four years ago, it was obvious that there was an agenda at play. While…

A Word on Nancy Pelosi and the Petting Incident…

I admit that I always had an issue with the way that the media treated Gianna Floyd. Nevertheless, I, along with millions of others, watched the interview where a six-year-old Floyd said she missed her father and wanted to be a doctor to help people. Upon looking at Gianna’s face, one could see George Floyd…

George Floyd, Four Hundred Years Later

It is imperative that the African descended resurrect George Floyd from the chokehold of American his story. The morning of May 25, 2020, would become the final hours of Floyd’s life. By this time last year, his feet were tagged, his organs prepped for an autopsy that would “prove” what millions would see from various…

“Not a Racist Country,” A Black Female Perspective

After a performative summer, the forces of anti-blackness knew they had to cast someone in the lead role. This “someone” was Kamala Harris, who, echoing Tim Scott’s claim, made waves last week following her claim that the United States is “not a racist country.” Not only do these words deem civil rights activists “complainers,” it,…

Mama, I’m in Love With a Revolutionary, Part II

I started this blog with a post entitled “Mama, I’m in Love With a Revolutionary.” I wrote this on the heels of completing George Jackson’s Soledad Brother, spellbound by the incisiveness of a man who hadn’t seen the night sky in a decade. From poignant images of standing his younger brother Jonathan up in a box…

Yt Girl Weekend: Hegemony in the Hills

Waves crashing. Fresh Coconut water beside the ocean. Breakfast in bed, before a hike in the hills. The ambiance for my new year was fresh out of a dream, however, the experience harbored an imperative reminder for exactly how I do not want to live moving forward. The ongoing pandemic shaped our travel destinations, and…