I Got 21 Questions for Daniel Cameron

Daniel Cameron is Kentucky’s black Attorney General. He loves white people more than white people. And so, I got questions. 1. Where did it go wrong? 2. When you became a koon, did you start glowing like Sho’nuff from The Last Dragon? 3. Do you smile that hard to signal white people that you are safe? 4. Why do you have so many teeth? 5. Are extra teeth a prerequisite in order to become a koon? 6. Do you hate black women and why is the answer yes? 7. Do…

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…

America Trained Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Art of Dissent

I don’t like politicizing her death. I hate it. But, I’m doing it, because I can’t help it. That’s what happens when important people transition. I guess that’s what I gotta keep telling myself. But that’s also not fair to this old white lady. And this old white lady been an old white lady, forever. You know what? You know what she was, to us? She was the old white lady, that old white teacher you didn’t grasp how much she injected progressive values in her teachings until you were…

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…