How Black Artists re-framed the narrative of H&M’s egregiously racist Ad

When Art Becomes Activism Yesterday, I witnessed one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen in my 36 years of life. I saw a man (@mrchrisclassic) challenge negative imagery of a young black boy by making it into something positive. This one act became a catalyst in which artists all over the... Read more »

How Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Plan for CPS High School Graduates is actually Discriminatory

Today, The Chicago Tribune reported that “Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he wants to require Chicago public school students to get letters of acceptance from a two- or four-year college, a branch of the armed forces or a trade program in order to graduate from high school, he announced Wednesday. He was quoted saying “”You won’t be able... Read more »

Dear Black Women, Please Stop Disrespecting Black Men on Father’s Day

I bet you’re wondering, ‘why is she only talking to black women’? Well here’s why, because I love my people enough to call us on our own shit when we are out of order. That’s why. You see, we (black women) are the biggest offenders of causing dissent, discord, disrespect, and disregarding black men when... Read more »
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Why Are We Negating Sexual Abuse and Fetishizing A Child Rapist just because she is ‘Pretty’?

Just this past week, Houston middle-school teacher Alexandria Vera was arrested for sexually abusing one of her students whom she had also become impregnated by. This woman did a heinous and damaging thing to this child whether people realize it or not.  Yet all over the Internet I am seeing something just as disturbing. Not... Read more »

LEMONADE, A drink best served cold

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, well this time it came in the form of a tall ass glass of LEMONADE. Now I am not, nor have I ever been the biggest Beyoncé fan, but I swear she has been growing on me long enough to at least become a seasonal member... Read more »

Hidden Brilliance: Appreciating Unconventional (and autistic) Minds

On the Inside “You talk too much” he said to me with disdain. Indeed. At times I do, but its hard not to when you have a million thoughts firing off in your head at the speed of light every other nano-second. So that’s why I started to write, because I realized, that everyone in... Read more »

How Chicago State University Saved My Life and Helped Me Shed the Single Mother Stereotype

Most of you have read the facts and heard the outcries of injustice at the threat of closure that Chicago State University faces. However, many of you still don’t know CSU and why keeping it open saves lives. As a science major, Chicago State University is where I truly learned how to write and present... Read more »

10 Things We Absolutely Need to Leave in 2015

This is in no particular order as my mind is currently racing, but as we enter 2016, these are some of the things I would LOVE to see us do away with! 1. The Whip/Nae Nae I know this has become the universal dance that supposedly bonds all melanated and non-melanted people, but can we... Read more »

Chiraq/Shitraq: The Good, The Bad, and The Truth

Chiraq Shitraq: The Good, The Bad, and The Truth The Good Teyonah Parris-is beautiful to look at and although her dialogue was quite cheddar cheesy, she brought an aspect of sincerity to the character in spite of the movie. Wesley Snipes– I don’t why he hasn’t pursued a career in comedy. Wesley Snipes’ comedic timing... Read more »

If I didn't know any better, I'd think CNN stood for 'Confederate National Network'

I am seriously starting to think that the news network CNN should stand for the “Confederate National Network“ . That’s basically how it feels and couldn’t be more evident in how we are portrayed and demonized through piss poor reporting. You mean to tell me that the absolute BEST description of this slain young man... Read more »