Distraction: A Racist Methodology

Distraction: A Racist Methodology

What a time to be alive.  This statement has proven most pervasive in the current moment of pandemic that inundates the globe. Large, billion dollar companies continue on their plight toward greed as many globally seek to figure out how they will survive despite lost wages and the waning supply of resources amidst increased demand. [...]

TransAtlantic People and Trans Identity

TransAtlantic People and Trans Identity

Trans identity occupies a prominent space in contemporary society. Whether it is statistics that designate the trans collective as a “high risk” group, or the rise of popular series that document the trans experience, the contemporary climate has awarded the trans community a notable visibility. Black male transition to feminine identity remains at the core [...]

Explanatory Abjection: Why No Black Woman Owes the White World ANY Explanation

Explanatory Abjection: Why No Black Woman Owes the White World ANY Explanation

A few weeks ago, U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley made headlines, not for conventional politics, but the black female body politic. To be specific, Pressley made headlines for her hair. Pressley released a video that delineated her hair journey, and the footage ends with a completely hairless Pressley. Pressley undoubtedly exuded a unique courage in completely [...]

The Knock-Off

The Knock-Off

The contemporary climate yields a disturbing trend. The trend that I speak of references non-black people of color as acquiring  accolades and visibility at the expense of their black counterparts. The trend betrays a societal preference for what I call the knock-off. American culture, specifically, the 2019 Grammy Awards and the 2020 Super Bowl, displays [...]

A Maddox kind of Mastery: Alton Maddox and the Silenced Story

A Maddox kind of Mastery: Alton Maddox and the Silenced Story

In pondering or even celebrating Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy’s transition from a book into a film, it is imperative to acknowledge that Stevenson’s contribution is one of many. Here, I reference the reality that Stevenson embodies a single attempt to actualize justice for those too often deemed beyond its reach. In considering others who [...]