A Response to The Responses Against the Ferguson Rebellion

Much has happened in the past few days. The same summer that we were supposed to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, here we are again. Yet another Black teenager loses his life to the police. Michael Brown was unarmed, and shot ten times. To say that this summer has been tense between the Black community and law enforcement would be a laughably inept understatement. From New York’s Eric Garner murder by police, to John Crawford III’s death over a bb gun in an Ohio Walmart, the police have been on a killing spree. The murder of Michael...

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism- A Review

Last night, I attended the New York City premiere of Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism at Cinema Village. This series has gained prominence in the Black community through word of mouth via social media, and broadened its scope of focus in each film. Hidden Colors 1 focused on African antiquities, and HC2 discusses ways in which the Black community has experienced warfare as it pertains to the last 500 years. Hidden Colors 3 delves into white supremacy, and the ways in which its double standards impact on people of African descent today. Directed by Tariq Nasheed, best selling...

Black History Month 2014!

Its about that time again! Yes, it is Black History Month. The time for e-militants and YouTube Scholars to go into overdrive. There are only 28 days of this, so its best to take advantage of it. Obviously, I am joking. On this site, we celebrate Black History year round. But, since folks seem to pay attention more at this time, it would be a mistake to not focus on it. While you are here, I want to inform you about another great site where you can find out about Black history. BlackPast is host to a wealth of knowledge...

How I Learned To Eschew Self Hate And Embrace My Identity

This post tonight is not just a regular blog post, but an open letter. I normally don’t like to write these, because they often can come off disingenuous. But, considering the topic, I must interject. A few days ago, a gentleman by the name of Orville Lloyd Douglas wrote an article in The Guardian titled “Why I Hate Being A Black Man” In the article, Mr. Douglas eviscerates himself for being a Black male in Candian society. While he starts off the essay with how he is treated, through his piece, we see the various ways in which he has...