Black Voters Showed Up in 2020, Now What?

Each election cycle Black folks are lectured to about voting. We’re inundated with false generalizations about low voter turnout and we all know people who always want to talk about when the Popeyes chicken sandwich craze swept the nation last year, “Black folks stood in line for that sandwich but won’t stand in line to vote,” as if people of all racial groups don’t like Popeyes…shut up.

It’s A New Game: NBA Players Finally Take a Stand

First, I have to remind everyone that police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove still haven’t been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor. We say her name. All summer 2020, we marched and chanted and disrupted for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, always knowing in the back of our minds that it was only a matter of time until another instance of excessive police brutality occurred. On August 23, 2020, it happened to Jacob Blake, who witnesses say broke up a fight as police in Kenosha, Wisconsin arrived. Blake…

Artist Spotlight on BIJOUX: The Goddess, Her Royal Dopeness

Bijoux is a Little Rock, AR based artist who uses her musical gift to bring joy to people all over the world. She’s made a name for herself singing covers of many of the most popular songs of all time and she will soon be known for her original music as well! Attending a live show featuring Bijoux is an experience. Her interpretation of jazz, R&B and pop songs is soulful and melodic. Her bright smile lights up the room. Her diction is precise. Her presence is energetic and regal.…

Who TF Is Jalen Rose’s Barber?

There are age old questions that everyone wants to know but nobody has answers to. Questions like: Did the moon landing actually happen on the moon?Who shot JR?Why do some people call cheese dip rotel? Hmmm… But in 2020, even with all the bullshit happening around us (a fire tornado…really, Lord?!), the most pressing question is, who the fuck is Jalen Rose’s barber? A few weeks ago the former NBA player and current sports analyst posted a picture on the socials and his line up was extra crispy (see cover…

Black Women CAN Save The United States But It’s Not Their Responsibility

As the 2020 Democratic National Convention kicked off on the evening of August 17 and as former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama gave remarks, a tweet was posted by Mexican politician and diplomat, Jorge Guajardo and the world stood still. The tweet quickly went viral as people, many of whom were Black women clapped back at Ambassador Guajardo for his incredibly tone deaf position. While I “think” I get the point he was trying to make, it wasn’t expressed in the best way. It definitely made me…