The year I was born (in Northern California), the Black Panther Party had not yet disbanded and Huey Percy Newton was still its Oakland-based leader. Looking back now, I'm able to recognize the impact the revolutionary group had on my childhood environment. I went to schools that served free and reduced-cost meals thanks to the … Continue reading Black History Month: Is the Black Power Movement dead?
As of today, this Jussie Smollett business has officially gone on for an entire month. To recap, on January 22nd, Smollett allegedly received a MAGA-sponsored death threat. Then a week later, he was allegedly attacked. Over the next few days, folks like Kamala Harris, Bobby Rush and Ellen DeGeneres weighed in with commentary and support … Continue reading Black History Month: Why does Jussie Smollett have us collectively and thoroughly peeved?
Though I ultimately received my undergraduate degree from a university in California, I watched A Different World and wanted desperately to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The idea of going to a school where each teacher and fellow classmate understood my unique experience thrilled me to no end. I constantly fantasized about … Continue reading Black History Month: How did we come to adopt STEPPING?