#BlackWrestlingDraws: The Interesting Life of Independent Black Wrestler Sway Archer

Professional wrestling has been a major part of Black culture for generations, from Bobo Brazil in the 1960s, Ernie Ladd in the 1970s, Junkyard Dog in the 1980s, Ron Simmons in the 1990s and The Rock in the 2000s. But as wrestling has ebbed and flowed in and out of the mainstream, Black culture has been at the forefront of wrestling fandom. Black creatives in music, fashion and comedy have kept wrestling relevant, but are we getting what we deserve from the industry? I invited Sway Archer to offer his…

Video: Black and Brown Arizona State Students forced to Defend New Multicultural Solidarity Center and Themselves from White Supremacist Rhetoric

On September 23, 2021 two white males displaying white supremacist & anti Black rhetoric walked into the recently constructed Arizona State Multicultural Solidarity Center (MSC). The MSC space is a safe space advocated for by Black & Brown students for the last 5 years. The center finally opened in Fall of 2021. For perspective it is CURRENTLY FALL OF 2021. The students of color who use the center as a safe space feel that ASU didn’t listen to their concerns regarding making the center safe for them from these types…

Hurricane Ida Reflections By YaYa

Ida no… It was the 3rd of September, a day I’ll always remember…cause that was the day, that Entergy finally turned my electricity back on. Sighs in humidity. Sixteen years to the date, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, along comes Hurricane Ida. Louisiana and its fans (coughs in *visitors*) know these three things to be annual truths: 1) Mardi Gras will have you liquored up and on ya’ ass, 2) during the week of the Bayou Classic rivalry between Jags and GramFam: “ain’t no friends bih” …and last but not…