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…

Bubba Wallace NASCAR Driver Who Painted #BlackLivesMatter on Vehicle Finds Noose in his Garage Stall

According to ESPN NASCAR reporter Marty Smith, A noose was found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall. For those who may not be familiar- Bubba Wallace is the NASCAR driver who wore an I can’t breathe shirt and painted #BlackLivesMatter on his car. NASCAR statement: A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall today at Talladega.NASCAR is investigating. pic.twitter.com/dGYFYryVES — Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) June 22, 2020 Wallace has since put out a statement since discovering the hate-symbol in his locker: Bubba Wallace statement. https://t.co/Bu0Kwgy3zU — Marty Smith…

Tupac’s Middle Finger To American Racism Will Forever Be His Lasting Legacy

The older I become, the harder it is to defend Tupac Amaru Shakur as the greatest RAPPER of all time. If one goes by pure rap/lyrics, its difficult to make an argument that puts him above Big, Hov, Nas, Black Thought, Talib, Mos Def, or Andre 3000. The older we become, the more appreciation we have for not only what was said, BUT how it was said, and we tend to measure the complexities of both the what and how. So yes, recycling, “Being buried in the cemetery while I…

Black (Imperfect) Lives Matter, Too

I gotta confession. I ain’t perfect. Far from it. No matter how much my momma stresses to me that I’m the tallest, most handsome boy/man to ever grace the state of Mississippi and possibly the whole earth, I ain’t perfect. My imperfections are many. I recall this one imperfection when I got intoxicated at a Washington, D.C. day party. For those who don’t know, D.C. day parties are the shit. It’s filled with endless trap music, endless drinks and endless bougie black people, going back and forth over the stresses…

Breonna Taylor Deserves More Than “Breonna’s Law”

The death of Breonna Taylor sticks out to me. Here is this black woman, doing everything right. Doing everything America demands black people to do in order to live an OK life, and she was killed by America and her supremacy, anyway. That bothers me. That shit makes me mad. It makes me mad that black women, even in martyrdom, have been put on the back burner. When Breonna Taylor was killed in Louisville, Kentucky, three months ago, it was tragic, but it didn’t spark the flames of rage. Maybe…