We Knew Breonna Taylor’s Life Didn’t Matter to Them and the Shit Still Hurts

We knew her life didn’t matter to them. We knew it, going in. From the time they murdered her, to the time they announced the Grand Jury decisions. So, we weren’t surprised. America has trained us well not to be surprised, at this point. Long before the age of devices you used to record the actions of wicked state actors, black folks witnessed harassment, brutality and murder, followed by the lack of punishment done to law-enforcement officers. In the case of many victims of unjust brutality or murder at the…

Amazon’s Dr. Nashlie Sephus Buys 12 Acres for Black Tech-Hub in Jackson

“Today was the culmination of over 18 months, 12 acres, seven buildings, two downtown districts, three unwilling to do a loan banks, a committed team, a lot of dollars, a solid group of lawyers, and a lot of patience and grit to invest in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, bringing technology access for all. Excited for the journey that’s about to come!“ These words were part of a post on the Amazon Applied Science Manager’s Facebook page, breaking news on a new venture worth 25 Million dollars. Dr. Nashlie Sephus…

The Menace to Black Virtuosity: Politicizing and “Urbanization” of Music Genres

On April 23rd, 2016, Beyoncé dropped her sixth studio album LEMONADE. The world stopped again as she continued with including strong and gritty visuals for hard hitting songs; but, there was a certain stillness in the air about how to define the album. While some turned to calling LEMONADE R&B, including the Grammys Recording Academy, others were puzzled as the project touched on different genres. Beyoncé gave us a taste of an artist’s ability to bounce from genre to genre on each song. She gave us smooth R&B with “Pray…

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…

Melania Trump gives amazing speech, makes moral case against Donald Trump at DNC

The nation is deeply moved, as well as deeply perplexed as to why First Lady Melania Trump’s speech quickly turned into a powerful condemnation of President Donald Trump’s record and handling of the pandemic. While declaring her husband to be “in over his head,” Melania Trump continued to say, “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.” First Lady Trump, who was wearing a necklace that said “vote,” channeled her inner black…