To Us, Juneteenth Is A Celebration; To Our Ancestors, It Was Relief

I will never forgive this country’s suppression of black bodies, black souls and black minds. Never. Every year, Juneteenth reminds me to never forgive y’all. To celebrate the end of something so horrific and unimaginable. Is that really a celebration? Or is it relief? Relief that black bodies are no longer forced to legally be considered chattel. Relief that black souls are no longer forced to be driven out of the black body so that same black body can pick cotton, efficiently. Relief that the black brain is no longer…

Katherine “Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t” Johnson Is Black History and Black Future

Katherine Johnson, a black history-making NASA mathematician, died Monday, at the age of 101. Katherine “Men Lie, Women Lie, Number’s Don’t” Johnson was the living embodiment of Black STEM and what black people can achieve in arenas they have been traditionally excluded from. A certified genius who made it possible for NASA’s space exploration to go where no human has gone before, Numbers Don’t Lie Johnson was a Human Computer, or as I like to call her, a Human Texas Instrument Calculator (If you had a TI in school, you…