Token Icon Appreciation: Gerald

  Okay, let’s all just take a second to pretend that eight seconds into the Hey Arnold! opening theme song, we didn’t see a young black kid drain a hook shot and then follow it up with a swag handshake with his best friend. Now let’s all smack ourselves in the face for even letting…

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…

Token Movie Review: Get Out

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead Roy: First off, for the life of me, I can’t believe this movie was even made. When I first saw the trailer, I was convinced it was a Funny or Die sketch pretty much up until I saw the production credits at the end. How in 2017, when everyone is obsessed with…

I Dream of Dashiki

Two nights ago I had one of the strangest dreams I’ve ever had. It was simple and completely unprompted. Well, maybe not completely unprompted, depending on how one interprets the dream itself, but the composition of the dream remains simple. I was back in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the house that I grew up in.…

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…