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?
In today’s political and social climate, it is vitally important that we remember Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a woman who epitomized intersectional activism particularly during the 60s and 70s to stand up for civil rights, feminism and gay rights. A brilliant and fiercely outspoken attorney and organizer, Ms. Kennedy was never afraid to take on huge … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Florynce Kennedy