Black Nerds Aren’t Immune To Police Brutality

I love labeling myself a black nerd or a blerd. I assiduously wear it as a badge of honor. That label, that honor means so much to me, that I have the words “Black Nerd” tattooed in the inner part of my upper right arm. It means a lot because it helps define who I am. But being a black nerd or being labeled as “different” isn’t based on love for comic books, or Star Wars, or classical music, or anime, or Game of Thrones or physics. No, it simply…

A Cry From Inside: Parchman Prisoner’s Medical Conditions Have Gone Untreated for Months

Upon his family’s Plea, for help, We demand Parchman State Penitentiary take immediate action on behalf of Wesley Clayton who is being held on lock down. In fear of retaliation, we demand transparency to the families of all men’s medical treatment inside MDOC facilities henceforth. Approximately two weeks ago a Mississippi woman was contacted by her husband from inside Parchman State Penitentiary Unit 29. She was informed that he had broken his arm and has been refused medical attention for the injury for over a month. Upon seeking treatment he…

Black in the Day…On the Brain

October 22, 1953: On this day Dr. Clarence Greene became the first Black person to be certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Largely because of the advances of the Civil Rights movement in the mid-20th century, an increasing number of African-Americans have had the opportunity to become physicians and enter the distinguished field of neurosurgery. Many have made the most of this opportunity, becoming prominent in both academics and private practice. Unfortunately, the details regarding the first African-American neurosurgeon, Clarence Sumner Greene, Sr., have remained in relative obscurity.…