After the uproar Dylann Roof created with his unspeakable actions of slaughtering a room full of Black churchgoers after praying with them during bible study, the nation has been once again divided on issues dealing with race relations. If a positive could be mustered through the midst of this tragedy, its only upside could be the … More The Calmest Arrest You Could Ever Expect of A Mass Murderer.
2 cops were shot and killed, execution-style, in New York today. The loss of life saddens me and I hope that NO ONE ELSE has to die. But I have to be honest, my initial and lingering feeling was more so, “What did you think was going to happen?” Let me explain… August 11, 2014: Unarmed Ezell … More 2 Cops Killed: “What did you think was going to happen?”
For over four hundred years, African people in North America have been subjected to many different forms of enslavement, oppression, and exploitation. The injustices practiced in this country date back to the beginning of the African Diaspora, being mistreated on “slave ships” and in the colonies. But despite the horrid circumstances through which African people … More Running, Revolting, Resisting: A Look into the Resistance of enslaved Africans during Enslavement
Introduction The exploitation of Black men has been a reality in America since the first slave ship docked from Africa. Since then, black men have been used, not only for the economic gain of their oppressor, but as a cruel and degrading form of entertainment. The lynching of Black people, the burning of Black bodies, … More More Than Just a Game: Examining the Exploitation of the Black Male Athlete
Introduction In Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, King used an evocative rhetoric and extensive vocabulary to exclaim a message of equality and freedom. Quoting the declaration of Independence, he spoke of his hope that America would develop into a nation, working on grounds that “all men are created equal”. … More Black Boys in Peril: A Literary Review of Authors Analyzing Issues For Young Black Males in K-8 Education
To the little Black girl who goes to Google Images and types in the word “beauty”, only to see 95% of the picture results not resembling her… I apologize. I love you. You are beautiful. To the little Black girl who turns on the television to see how she should live her life, only to … More From US, to her: Words for the Little Black Girl
Dear Drake, I want to start off by congratulating you on your success. Your talents in acting and music have led you to become a superstar across the globe. I am a fan of your music, as are my family, friends, and youth that I teach and coach. Since this country was founded, it has … More My Open Letter to Drake: An Opportunity for Positive Change