I say a bunch of us give it a try. Once companies lose those man hours (read: money), maaaaaybe something’ll shift. Maybe. It’s a novel idea.Read more "Call in Black"
Dear Brave Ones, I am deeply sorry for your tragic losses. The world is still broken. I should tell you that something crashed into my heart, when almost a year apart, I learned that you were drafted into a small, unfortunate fraternity: Family of Black victims killed by the police. The scenario is too […] via […]Read more "A Letter to the Families of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyle (a repost)"
The Dirty Dozen: Jim Crow Fantasies I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for Okeeba Jubalo‘s art exhibit, The Dirty Dozen: Jim Crow Fantasies. If you’ve never heard of him (I hadn’t), I encourage you to peep his bio. He’s very interesting with a substantial career, humble with a quiet confidence whose weighty […]Read more "Jim Crow Fantasies"
For you Everyday is a fight for territory, for space: Space in a country that does not want you Space in a world that cannot yet grasp the magic of hair that says “fuck gravity” Space in the hearts of lovers who do not know how to love all of you (Your mother made you […]Read more
It’s modern day colonization. An invasion of our follicles. A new Black Code. I say bleep that bleep and do not support anyone or anything that doesn’t accept our hair in its natural glory. And yes, that includes schools and workplaces. I know it’s often easier said than done because we need jobs, right? Maybe. […]Read more "Black Hair v. White Laws [a reblog]"
To My Son by Jendella Benson What is there to be said? I can only feel anger for so long until it ferments into the cold reality of endless despair. In the echo chambers of our social media spheres we are all shouting, all screaming, all crying the same thing. The hopelessness of such a […] […]Read more "“I Have My Anger Back” | Jendella Benson — Media Diversified"
There are several things I loathe about Facebook. Firstly, that it has become an alternate form of reality, where people can craft and control their public perception in contradiction of their truth selves. The time people spend contriving their facade via Facebook is akin to the time politicians spend campaigning to convince us to vote […]Read more "Social Criminal Defense Attorneys [a reblog]"