Politics

Left, right, moderate, extreme, this section is devoted to the challenges that we face in refining and solidifying our political beliefs.

#BlackLivesMatter: On Race, On Donald Trump, and Why Your Vote Matters...

Imagine that your best friend, a person whom you’ve known since Mrs. Jones’ pre-school class and with whom you have eaten more than one...

On Young, Black Motherhood

Three years ago, I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and Psychology. I’d written critical analyses of COINTELPRO and J....

When I Was Color-Blind

Race is something we are taught to overlook. On a planet with varying pallets of vibrant color, it is taboo to discuss shades. It’s...

I Am Because We Are

  I am because we are. I am because of those that came before me. I was born free, from a free and proud people....

An Open Letter to Dr. Maya Angelou

Dear Dr. Angelou, Today you rest in paradise, and my feelings, dare I say it, are extremely selfish. I know you are at ease, enlightening...

The Day the Music Died

I’m going to be honest—more honest than most people would advise; after all this is the Internet, and anything I say here will last...