Monarchy Does Not Have to Validate Our Humanity

For years, it has been a staple in conscious circles to greet or express ethnic solidarity with members of the Black community with the titles “king” or “queen.” While the sentiment behind these titles of uplift is well-intentioned, I posit that monarchy need not validate the humanity of Black people. The origin of this practice… Read More Monarchy Does Not Have to Validate Our Humanity

“I am a Revolutionary”: Thoughts After Watching Judas and the Black Messiah

While watching this movie all I could think about was how insane and utterly sad it is that this happened 52 years ago and yet we are still fighting the same fight.  Fred Hampton was murdered in his sleep in 1969. Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep in 2020.  Cops are still killing unarmed… Read More “I am a Revolutionary”: Thoughts After Watching Judas and the Black Messiah

Is it Black History Month or African American History Month?

The question is pertinent, for it provides a look into the persistent ambivalence of Black identity in America. While it is acknowledged that Black History Month as it is recognized in the United States is celebrated in February, it is unclear whether this means that this month’s intent is to recognize only the contributions of… Read More Is it Black History Month or African American History Month?

White Privilege in Plain View at the Capitol

On Jan. 6th, 2021, angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Washington DC Capitol in frustration with Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Protesters fought past police forces and breached the house, waving American flags as they marched through the hallways Much was said about the fact that these actions threaten the core of our… Read More White Privilege in Plain View at the Capitol