Can Black women run too? Sexual and racial violence intersect on the running trail

By Frenshea Love In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeoning of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed.” – William Ernest Henely Running is a significant part of life and the journey to fitness for Baltimore, Maryland attorney Korey Johnson, 24. When Johnson was first diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in her first year as an undergraduate at Towson University, she struggled with her weight and gained 80 pounds in just two years. “August of 2018 was my first time stepping…

K A R E N

By Frenshea Love Ya’ll know I stay thirsty for some shit like this, don’t cha? By now, we’ve all seen countless Karen memes and videos of white women bathing in their privilege by interrupting the lives of people minding their business. Karen is the white woman who prioritizes herself, her feelings and issues by disregarding the rights, privileges and feelings of others (mainly Black folks). In other words, Karen is a white woman who “feels” mildly inconvenienced (I did say feel). If you haven’t, here are some examples. Happy birthday,…

Kylie Jenner and the ‘Copyright Infringement’ of the Black Woman

By Frenshea Love I ain’t gone lie, when I first saw Kylie Jenner’s latest picture I was like, okkayy Beyonce.’  It wasn’t until I jumped deep into the comment section that I realized it was not Queen Bey. It was Kylie Jenner parading in her likeness.   Besides my usual distaste for the Kardashian clan, the picture further disturbed me. On Facebook, Maceo Cassell responded to Kylie’s picture with this collage and wrote, “If copyright infringement was a person.” Beneath the layer of comedy, Cassell’s remark illustrates the assault against…