Beyond the Burning House

After his death, Harry Belafonte disclosed that shortly before his murder, Dr. King lamented on his strides toward integration. Belafonte quotes King as saying: “I have come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.” Decades after this revelation, we as a people, sit at the literal steps of the burning house. The…

On Zendaya’s White Supr-Emmy “Victory”

In 2015, a year after debuting in her first starring role in Peter Norwalk’s primetime series How to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis because the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for a lead actress in a Drama. The night was an emotional night for many who saw a black woman donning…

Surviving White Supremacy

Tis’ an interesting experience to be a black person in a country where anti-blackness is ubiquitous. “Turn your brain off” “You’re looking to deeply into things” These are probably the most common words uttered in hopes of discouraging the intellectual curiosity. Intellectual curiosity, however, is essential to black survival. It was the intellectual curiosity of…

How Shootings are the New Lynchings

*** THIS POST CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES TO REFLECT A DISTURBING PAST AND PRESENT REALITY**** Despite the dominance of police brutality on in contemporary culture, this is nothing new. From the tossing of ill bodies and other bodies deemed unfit for labor being thrown from the slave ships to the dogs cast on the peaceful protestors…