Representational Gestures and Why Trump’s Impeachment Ain’t Sugar Honey Ice or Tea

Representational Gestures and Why Trump’s Impeachment Ain’t Sugar Honey Ice or Tea

they act like they don’t love their countrynowhat it isis they found outtheir country don’t love them. Taken from poem “Love rejected” by Lucille Clifton  Trump’s impeachment comes on the cusp of 2020, the third decade of the millennium. This being said, the last decade elucidates why Trump’s impeachment is merely a representational gesture. By representational [...]

Black History Month–An Understudy to Beyonce’s fertility?

Black History Month–An Understudy to Beyonce’s fertility?

Yesterday marked the first day of the shortest month of the calendar year-also known as Black history month. Black history month functions to cure the social amnesia evoked from the other eleven months out of year. Months that work to convince blacks that their other attributes like gender, sexual orientation e.t.c. prove more significant, and [...]

When the Bough Is Black: A“When The Bough Breaks” Review

When the Bough Is Black: A“When The Bough Breaks” Review

Black Hollywood Veterans Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut appeal to the black audience  lost in the abundant white faces that continue to dominate the big screen. Thus, despite the familiar plot, reminiscent of Fatal Attraction or Obsessed, the film becomes attractive in the still aberrant presence embodied by black actors. Unfortunately, the presumed “black” actors, [...]

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

My consistent criticism of popular culture is its often indifference to contemporary conflict. Admittedly Hollywood offers starlets, singers and others of the same sort a view from the top that all too frequently distances them from reality. Reality, well specifically speaking- black reality observes a prominent presence in Superstar Beyonce's latest video Formation. While the [...]

How Dr. Francis Cress Wesling Freed me from Freelance

How Dr. Francis Cress Wesling Freed me from Freelance

Upon earning graduate degree I vowed to take my writing more seriously. My wings to fly via the written word were clipped during undergrad when every attempt to pick up the pen earned a letter each closer to “Z” than the last. What was once a source of pride and happiness was bludgeoned by responses [...]