Black Lives Matter: The Neo Liberal Wears Black

Black Lives Matter: The Neo Liberal Wears Black

“A liberal: someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.”— James Baldwin They were there when we needed them. They appeared amidst black bodies slain to no consequence relegated to the silence of white supremacy. But that is too often the way of the optic, isn’t it? To gift sight to [...]

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 [...]

The Fault in Contemporary Leadership: On Umar Johnson and others

The Fault in Contemporary Leadership: On Umar Johnson and others

Visibility remains a consistent problem in the western world. For some, to obtain visibility is not only to be seen, but to obtain value. The correspondence between value and visibility is perhaps best illustrated in the contemporary world where access to a computer grants you a stage and “likes” seemingly imply a range of positive [...]