The Art of Expanding Narratives of Black Masculinity

Black masculinity has been historically wrapped up in racist and sexist narratives of gender. Here's some work that nuances and challenges those narratives.

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On Perfection [and Sally Ride]

"If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it"- Zora Neale Hurston [Disclaimer: I'm writing this for anyone who have felt like the world or the people around them was too much, but I'm writing it from the perspective of a black woman. I hope you can find your truth … Continue reading On Perfection [and Sally Ride]

What’s The Point of A Truth?

So this week in pop/hip-hop circles, four albums that people more or less have been waiting on dropped. J.Cole, Chrisette Michelle, Kelly Rowland, and Kanye West all dropped albums yesterday and hip hop heads the world over rejoiced. It was basically a firestorm of reviews and acclaims and critiques and twitter quotes. Although i refused to purchase … Continue reading What’s The Point of A Truth?

Black Privilege (The Fried Chicken and Watermelon Legacy)

Disclaimer: If you are easily offended by any discussion of race that doesn't end in "let's all hold hands and share love across the world because in the end we're all one race:the human race" then stop reading this now. If you just so happen to not be Black and are deeply disturbed by the … Continue reading Black Privilege (The Fried Chicken and Watermelon Legacy)