Black History Month: Is the Black Power Movement dead?

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?

Black History Month: Why does Jussie Smollett have us collectively and thoroughly peeved?

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?

Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Florynce Kennedy

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