Ignorance always operates from a place of complete assuredness. No apology, no re-education just pure self-righteous indignation, celebrating its own existence. Our differences make us exactly that different. We were not created to be the same, even leopards, sharks, wolves, deer, birds differ our differences are what make us great. We don’t love them same, … More Healing Ignorance
We’ve marched and boycotted, we felt the upward mobility of our people and fought as drugs ravaged our community, we’ve mourned Leaders lost but never the movement, for admitting that The Dreamer was only a man and not just the Drum Major for Justice admits that those left behind were inadequate heirs, Where is the … More Where is the Dream? By Dakarai Olumide
Colin Kaepernick turned the sanctuary of football upside down last season. Some may argue he brought the very colorless, classless, politic-less world to the game, but the truth is for anyone that has ever been anything other than white, race is in everything. … More The NFL’s Field of Dreams
We live in a world with no shortage of realism, there are real life Hip Hop and Love shows, real life Side Chicks and TV, Bad Girls and Boot Camps, Preachers and Wives of LA. We have a President that needs no experience to run the country, a football player that is not allowed to … More Editor’s Note
We mourn the loss of life caused by terrorism. We mourn the robbery of innocence caused by violence. However, as violence begets violence, the question must be asked what came first the Chicken or the Egg? I use this analogy because the history of our modern world is steeped in White Supremacist dogma. A dogma that predicates violence as a cleansing source and as a necessary tool of enforcement. … More The Great White Hype and the Multitude of Brown By Dakarai Olumide
As a black woman, I receive adverse reactions for the way I choose to wear my hair. I hear comments ranging from “Why does she wear weave?” or “Why does she not use her own hair?” My response to those questions is simply, “Why do you care?” Allow me to take some time to shed … More My hair…..Why do you Care?
By Tracey Parker As a mother to an eight-year-old daughter, we are living in a society where the media dictates what is beautiful and acceptable. The commercials show case models with the perfect teeth and long straight hair, displays young girls with blue eyes and blonde hair, and even the cartoons shown are still not … More Self-Love