Gloria “Wish a MF Would” Richardson is Black History

Hayes. Gloria Hayes Richardson is her name. And it’s a name we already know, or should know. But the images of her staring down the National Guard, as they point rifles in the direction of her and her colleagues, begets a cornucopia of pettiness. Petty that is so petty, I’m forced to legally change her name. Because, you see, she lives by a different creed than me. Whenever I face down the barrel of white supremacy either figuratively, or in Gloria’s case, literally, I HOPE everything turns out ok. I…

Stacey Abrams Took The Bag and Ran With It

John Lewis knew Black equity couldn’t be obtained without the power to vote. Something so precious must be important, right? Or else why would white folks continue to try to take it away? Because when portions of this country began restricting voting rights (again), black folks kind of all say to themselves, at the exact same time… “Hmm, that’s odd.” John Lewis, my parents, your grandmomma, they all tried to warn us. Our ancestors always warn us when trouble is afoot. They warn us because, clearly, they love us more…

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…