The Criminalization of the Invisible Black Woman

By: Zakiya Sankara-Jabar On Feb. 11, Shaina Bell, 24, went to her job at Little Caesars, down the street from the motel she and her three children stayed at in Ohio. Bell left her children, the oldest 9 years old, in the room, and later that night, she was arrested. The charge against Bell was two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. If you ask me, the real crime Bell was arrested for was being a Black, working-poor woman in America. Americans like Bell are being forced to work in a…

Why Do Black Republicans Have So Many Teeth?

I can’t even lie. I’ve been pondering this question for a minute, now. But, I’ve been too afraid to ask, out loud. Not because I fear backlash. Nah. But because, to me, it’s a very complex question. I mean, we are talking about breaking down the correlation between kooning and extra teeth at a genetic/molecular level. Just recently, I was reminded of the audaciously ridiculous hair lines Black Republicans display on top of their heads on a daily basis from a meme posted on our IG and when I came…

Black In Blue: A Black Capitol Police Officer Speaks Out

A Black Capitol Police Officer speaks out following the Insurrection on January 6.   If privilege was a person, it would look like every motherf**ker that was in there. It’s been almost 2 weeks since the TerrorInsurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol—or as I like to call it: the day the world saw just how delusional and dangerous president-sponsored white supremacists can be.  Once the dust settled and the night air dissipated the lingering clouds of tear gas, this country was left with a building that—possibly for the first time in its…