The Falsehood of Diversity

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years it’s that the notion of diversity and cultural understanding is overwhelmingly one-sided. Meaning, the dominant culture does very little to accommodate that of sub-dominant cultures, even though we all more or less occupy the same spaces.   I was blessed to grow up in…

The National Security Health Risk

A lot of activity, funding, and attention has been attributed to stabilizing the Middle East for reasons of our own National Security. While those battles rage on, we would be remiss to ignore the threats occurring on our own soil. Not necessarily one of violent or terrorist means, but one of our nation’s growing health concerns.…

Embracing Black Excellence: Fashion

My go-to outfits as an adult have been Normcore to the maximum. I want to be seen but not noticed in anyway for anything I have on. My look is timeless, racially-fluid, and appropriate for every occasion. I don’t think it’s by accident either, while my personality is far from eccentric, I think there’s something…

Sports are Politics, Politics are Sports

With a score of 28-3 late into the third quarter and an Atlanta Falcons lead, #BlackTwitter popped the champagne in its own special viral manner, letting the memes, gifs, and crying Jordan photo-overlays fly before the outcome was actually decided. A little too prematurely it would turn out, as the 4-Time Super Bowl Champion New…

Token Icon Appreciation: Arthur

And I said Hey! What a wonderful kind of Day! Where we learn to work and Play! And Get Along with each other… I’m pretty sure the opening Arthur theme song was the first non-nursery rhyme I ever committed to memory, so it’s really no question the preliminary Token Icon Appreciation goes out to my…