What next?

“ I won’t say that there exists an organized movement because we haven’t yet reached that point, but there’s a powerful foundation and people are ready for a movement” -Angela Davis It’s funny…as I finish writing this, I find myself in yet another state of mourning and I ask myself the question-what next?. I ask…

Stop asking me about peace.

“I was attempting to point out that questions about the validity of violence should have been directed to those institutions that held and continue to hold a monopoly on violence: the police, the prisons, the military… Placing the question of violence at the forefront almost inevitably serves to obscure the issues that are at the…

“Black on Black crime”

I am tired of the phrase “Black on Black crime” being thrown around on social media every time there is a conversation surrounding state violence. The term seems to be used most often in order to silence Black people when talking about issues with police being that as soon as we mention an instance of…

The Black Vote?

The “lesser of two evils” trope is one which allows the continued maltreatment of Black people in this nation. The idea that it is best to choose the candidate who is less, but still likely to participate in microagressive banter and oppressive practices is one which does us a disservice no matter how you attempt…

#SayHerName

This is for the Black women who have been victims of police brutality; the ones who never saw the front page of a newspaper and who weren’t deemed worthy of a headline.

#RunwithMaud

This was going to be a twitter thread. #JusticeforAhmaud

My Encounters with Black Love

My 11th grade English teacher once posed to me the question: what is love? Pondering on this, I realized that it is an idea so abstract, that one definition is not enough. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 claims that “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It…

Gender and Violence (Family Violence course essay)

When discussing the dynamics of gender-based violence, it is imperative to understand the difference between sex and gender. Though in a hetero-normative culture, they are often used interchangeably used, they are not the same in that “Sex refers to the biological differences between males and females. Gender refers to the continuum of complex psychosocial self-perceptions,…

Yes, Black People Can Get “The Rona”.

Because of lack of resources like medical access, wealth building vehicles which grant access to things like treatment, and medical neglect (Because it isn’t new news that our medical needs are often not believed and/or taken seriously) a pandemic like this could tremendously impact as well as harm African American communities which are disproportionately likely…

To the Young, Black, and Socially Conscious

I read a tweet the other day which stated: “If your progressive politics end at representation, then you aren’t actually trying to change anything. You just want to change the face of our oppressor.” (@mal_praxis); From this I began to examine “activism” as a whole -both in its ability to be inclusive and inter sectional,…