Can We Send All “I Am Not My Ancestors” Shirts to Mars?

After watching “Judas and the Black Messiah” I came to the conclusion that I’m just a regular black person, doing regular black people shit. And that’s because our ancestors and nem weren’t regular. In fact, they were so irregular, that the worlds greatest superpower, the United States of America, was petrified of their power That power ain’t just Black power. That’s POWER, POWER. “Judas and the Black Messiah” was a movie. But it was also a reminder. And the foundation of that reminder is and will always be the importance…

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

I reached the age of 21 in 1997. My heaviest burden was being carded while trying to purchase my first legal drink. Coming from a sheltered life, I wanted to be grown and do all the things I thought grown people did. I ran out and got my first tattoo. I partied hard and had a good time doing it. I was not the voice of a revolution. I was not a galvanizing force that prompted people to action. I was not assassinated in my bed where I lay in…

Baby Girl Wanted To Be Just Like Him

Kobe Bryant always had this look throughout his legendary career. This look was centered around what he coined as the Mamba Mentality. This mentality, which some can argue as being an unorganized religion, required you to work harder than everyone else in the room and be relentless at all times in order to accomplish the ultimate goal. Mamba Mentality served Kobe well, as he won multiple championships, secured multiple ALL-NBA teams and All Star appearances and won two NBA Finals MVP’s and one regular season MVP. And oh, he dropped…

America Killed the Same Man it Celebrates

I was talking to my Dad the other day. Just shooting the shit about the Trailer Park Bowl at Capitol Hill on Jan 6, when we got on the subject of the most shocking events that happened during his lifetime. He listed a couple of events, including the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in Neshoba County, Mississippi. In my head, I was like yeah, that makes sense. He was heavy in the Movement at that time, so to him, it was probably a bit of a wake up call…

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…