Are We Really Surprised by the Pro-Trump Insurrection of the Capitol?

I’m neither disappointed nor surprised by what happened at the capitol Wednesday. This has been a long time coming. Trump has been sending signals to his followers for months through social media, emails, presidential debates. “Proud boys, stand back and stand by.” The proud boys have been “organizing” in D.C. the past few months. Although, … Continue reading Are We Really Surprised by the Pro-Trump Insurrection of the Capitol?

It’s Time To Retire The Term, “Crackhead.”

Let’s start off with how crack-cocaine made its way into the Black community. The U.S. government is responsible for bringing crack-cocaine into Black communities (see the CIA Contra). They preyed on Black communities feeling the effects of the recession and high unemployment rates. Crack was affordable and it was to profit from it. Criminalization crack-cocaine … Continue reading It’s Time To Retire The Term, “Crackhead.”

Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 2: Corporate Activists

As celebrity culture begins to grow out of control, there’s now an influx of “celebrity activists” or “corporate activists”. These corporate activists hijack movements and words from community organizers and profit from it. They’re praised by the mainstream media, hang out with A-list celebrities, and sign deals with corporations. I’d say that Shaun King is … Continue reading Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 2: Corporate Activists

Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 1: Celebrities Are Not Community Leaders!

"Show me in the white community where a comedian is a white leader. Show me in the white community where a singer is a white leader. Or a dancer. Or a trumpet player is a white leader. These aren't leaders! These are puppets and clowns that have been set-up over the Black community by the … Continue reading Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 1: Celebrities Are Not Community Leaders!

Social Media, Your Misogynoir Is Showing AGAIN

(I have previously written about Lizzo, Summer Walker, and Twitter’s obsession with humbling Black women. Just click the keywords for the link!) Examples of the “jokes” about Meg Last week, Twitter joked about Megan Thee Stallion being shot and prayed for Kanye’s health in the same breath. We revisit social media’s love of using Black … Continue reading Social Media, Your Misogynoir Is Showing AGAIN