Defending Ours: Stephon Clark

As the news of Stephon Clark murder was being described last month, I envisioned it from an ominous viewpoint: a young Black male chilling in a backyard then all of a sudden his body is being riddled with bullets. I didn’t post anything about Stephon; I just watched the story develop. Then last week on... Continue Reading →

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“Krazy”

I've been quiet lately. I was living inside my head. I have my views, but my voice was silent...until now. But before I got here, I had to go for a run. It was just me, the wind, the sun, and God. By the end, I was emotionally better but exhausted. The drama I was... Continue Reading →

in the details: the Lemonade narrative

 Think pieces are flying out from everywhere about Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade. So, I was going to chill to the next episode. Yesterday, however, I saw a photo and commentary that made me change my mind. It was the latest selfie set of the Queen Bee, Lil Kim. A very light and hardly recognizable Lil... Continue Reading →

Silence and Violence

One week ago, activist, Brittany “Bree” Newsome scaled a pole and took down a Confederate battle flag in South Carolina. This is called civil disobedience but as child of 1990’s hip hop, I call it, silence and violence. Those of the Fox News breed will say I am promoting negativity. NOPE, come here, let me... Continue Reading →

in the details: Signs of the Times

I was at a loss for words. My last post ended with "RIP to Akai Gurley", a young black father, who was killed because he wanted to use the stairs instead of the elevators. His death was then defended by former New York City mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. Then came the non-indictment of officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Eric... Continue Reading →

in the details: Ferguson II

  Koran Ado took it, Marc Lamont Hill wrote it, I'm sharing it: "Can't stop staring at this photo, taken by Koran Addo. It says so much about the current political moment. It reminds me of the courage and promise of young people, who are rewriting the scripts for social action and resistance. It also... Continue Reading →

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