The Aftertaste of Anti-black Assassination

The Aftertaste of Anti-black Assassination

It’s hard to put my feelings into words. To describe how it feels to live in a world where a wall receives more justice than a black woman who took what would become her last breaths in what the DA refuses to acknowledge as a murder. The grief is a heavy load that weighs down [...]

Cardi B, Candace Owens, and Black Censure

Cardi B, Candace Owens, and Black Censure

The contemporary climate, which meditates on the commander and chief’s overt racism, remains largely oblivious to the subtle forms of racism engendered in response. By the previous statement, I speak directly to those who have used this time of overt racial tension to castigate the original people of color. This praxis is currently manifested in [...]

Racism and Deflection in an Anti-Black America

Racism and Deflection in an Anti-Black America

Like many Americans, I, she who descended from the abducted Africans, watched most of Biden’s Pittsburgh speech yesterday. His words, juxtaposed the Jacob Blake shooting with “rioting” and violence, a pairing synonymous to following the phrase “black lives matter” with “all lives matter.” The speech betrayed Biden as the coward he is, and underscored why [...]

A Canonized King: Another Perspective on the 2020 March on Washington

A Canonized King: Another Perspective on the 2020 March on Washington

The March on Washington occurred on the heels of a red summer and overtly racist Republican National Convention acting as a platform for the masses to express their frustration with systemic forces. The 2020 March on Washington, held on the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder marks the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s [...]

The Racist’s National Convention, A Black Female Perspective

The Racist’s National Convention, A Black Female Perspective

The Republican National Convention could not have opted for a more appropriate backdrop. The Convention aired hours after a black man, Jacob Blake, was critically wounded by police, as many continued to protest Trump’s Law and Order America, as Hurricane Laura rendered her wet wrath throughout numerous states in the nation, and as the Corona [...]

Policing and American Personhood

Policing and American Personhood

On the second night of the Republican National Convention, Abby Johnson of Planned Parenthood provided a graphic description of abortion to pull on the heartstrings and taunt the consciousness of a conscious-less audience. She preceded this anecdote by disclosing Planned Parenthood’s racist origins. Johnson’s speech was undoubtedly supposed to be moving, however, it illuminated the [...]

On Juneteenth 2020

On Juneteenth 2020

One of the most pertinent distinctions that the African descended must make is the distinction between “enslaved” and “slave.” Enslaved speaks to a systemic position, and slavery references a mind weighed down by cognitive chains. Juneteenth as a commercialized holiday delineates that this distinction remains more prevalent than ever. As Dr. Carr reminded us on [...]