Black In Blue: A Black Capitol Police Officer Speaks Out

A Black Capitol Police Officer speaks out following the Insurrection on January 6.   If privilege was a person, it would look like every motherf**ker that was in there. It’s been almost 2 weeks since the TerrorInsurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol—or as I like to call it: the day the world saw just how delusional and dangerous president-sponsored white supremacists can be.  Once the dust settled and the night air dissipated the lingering clouds of tear gas, this country was left with a building that—possibly for the first time in its…

Happy Retirement, Your Honor!

Story time: So my first job out of law school was a clerkship with a judge who I met about a year before my first semester. I considered her a great mentor — she was my first legal internship, and we stayed in touch throughout my law school tenure. There were rumors about her being absolutely terrible to her staff, but I thought the rumors were rooted in racism and misogyny, because she’s a Black woman. More importantly, in the 3–4 years I knew her, I never experienced anything remotely…

Full-Bodied and Well-Rounded: Lizzo’s Too Phat to Fit

So this past Sunday (Nov. 17), the 2019 BET Soul Train Music Awards commenced in Las Vegas and Lizzo won the coveted Album of the Year for Cuz I Love You. You know who didn’t win? Four other people’s albums, and Ari Lennox‘s Shea Butter Baby. And Ari is HURT over it—understandably so. Ari was nominated for three awards and didn’t win ONE. And like most millennials she expressed her frustrations on Twitter, saying “Being snubbed was something I always expected and was definitely prepared for just not by [the…