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…

BRIJOLIE: From musical theater to Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir to independent artist

BriJolie is a multi-talented Texas born and Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, dancer, and the list goes on. In fact, to make it easier, it’s best to refer to her as “a creative”, because that’s exactly what she is. Creative. Judging from the maturity of her voice and the clarity of her thought process, you’d think that she’d been preparing for a career as a recording artist her entire life but that’s not the case. Background Musical theatre was actually her first foray into the entertainment business. “When I was…

#BlackLivesMatter: A Trending Hashtag or a Civil Revolution

The black community has always faced criticism when speaking out about the oppressive forces we face in the world. Yet, the music we make, the art and fashion trends we create, and the slang that originated within our communities are heavily used amongst our critics. After the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter Movement was founded the following year by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. From the very beginning, this civil rights movement has been condemned by people who say they do not want…

Flewed Out: For Colored Girls Who Twerk in the Light When Gentrifications Shadows Try Hiding Them

Ok So Boom… I got to rant real quick. I constantly pay attention to instances of how whiteness is often rewarded and celebrated and even exalted when existing in black spaces. I recently watched a video posted on shaderoom of a White (or non-black) girl twerking. First, I’ll give her her credit she was good. By good i mean she wasn’t bad- I don’t mean she was the greatest twerker of all times (Flewed Out)… hell or even top 5. Basically she was a B Level twerker or the equivalent…