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…

Plead Guilty and You’ll be Free from COVID-19 D.A. Asks

As an advocate, I support people and families going through the criminal justice system. Several advocates and organizers have sounded and continue to sound the alarm about the COVID-19 danger in the jail and prison system. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee and am a Co-founder of Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET). CDET is a community group that supports and empowers families to actively participate in their defense. We have compiled a report “Give Me Liberty or Give Us COVID-19 Death” that demonstrates why the jail will be the next…

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…

Katherine “Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t” Johnson Is Black History and Black Future

Katherine Johnson, a black history-making NASA mathematician, died Monday, at the age of 101. Katherine “Men Lie, Women Lie, Number’s Don’t” Johnson was the living embodiment of Black STEM and what black people can achieve in arenas they have been traditionally excluded from. A certified genius who made it possible for NASA’s space exploration to go where no human has gone before, Numbers Don’t Lie Johnson was a Human Computer, or as I like to call her, a Human Texas Instrument Calculator (If you had a TI in school, you…

Go UnF*ck Yourself: 7 Factors in Optimizing Life in 2020

Like many of my conscious brothas and sistahs, my last ten years have been off the damn chain! The whos, whats, whens, wheres, and hows of the last decade have been extraordinary! We can’t be serious. Did you see the President? What about the Pope? We elected Donald Trump as US President and the Pope got in trouble for giving charity to the poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not, even scientifically, we are effin screwed! We’re in a real live IDIOCRACY! The only thing we can consciously…