If Black Lives Matter so much, What about Black-on-Black Crime?

“How can you say Black Lives Matter, when they’re killing each other in the streets?” “We need to Police ourselves” “It’s a culture problem, Black People just need to take responsibility for their communities” In light of the series of recent incidents where the indications point to unarmed Black people being unjustly killed at the…

A Minority’s Guide to the New World Order

When I was seventeen years old and Barack Obama was first elected, I remember two prevailing thoughts. One was an incredible sense of pride, the perfect example of how hard-work, charisma, and timing can lead to an accomplishment we didn’t predict happening for another couple of decades. The second thought was that while having an…

Where would you be in 1963?

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in April of 1968. It was fifteen years later in 1983 that the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday was passed nationally (sponsored by Republicans and Signed by Reagan). While some states enacted the holiday in recognition of Dr. King’s accomplishments in a short 5 years after his death…

The Curious Case of the Negro Patriot

Patriotism for the Black American can be a tricky concept, but that has never stopped us from showing off our national pride. On every national holiday and during every Olympics, unabashed displays of pride resonate throughout Black communities across the country. These particular 2016 Rio Olympics were especially inspiring and joyous for us, as Black…