Confronting the Police Attack on Blackness in Syracuse, New York

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Since the devastating death of George Floyd, the attack on Blackness has recast from discreet report coverage and limited word of mouth to public and accessible evidence. With every conscious decision to turn on the camera and press record, the potential of justice is distinctly possible. Yet the attack reigns on. To put into more contemporary terms: racism isn’t simply dismantling; it’s being recorded.

The death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020 revealed a wound of mental and emotional devastation I was initially unprepared to express. Breonna Taylor’s death became the subject of awareness in the racial reckoning aftermath of…


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It wasn’t until the age of 27 where I began to absorb the significance of Juneteenth. I had heard its name but never unpacked its contents until I gave my life over to Black Liberation. After I realized the misrepresentation of this most significant day to blackness, I understood more than anything, the importance of undoing the long-ingrained misconception of our independence.

In the words of the famous Frederick Douglass: “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?”

July 4th is unfortunately a misrepresentation of independence for Black America. A reminder of the injustice to which black bodies…


Examining perhaps the biggest black plot twist since the O.J verdict

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On June 30th, retired comedian and actor, Bill Cosby was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 conviction. Cosby, who has been incarcerated for over two years since his sentencing on three count aggravated sex assault charges stated the following via Twitter hours after his release:

“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters, and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.” #BillCosby

The announcement of Cosby’s release…


Confronting the Audacity of the recent Pac Pride Announcement

Lesane Parish Crooks was born June 16th, 1971 in East Harlem of Manhattan, New York. A year later, he would be named after the descendant of the last Incan Ruler. He would be renamed and forever revolutionized as Tupac Amaru Shakur. Tupac Amaru was a monarch of the Neo-Inca State in Vilcabamba, Peru whose rebellious uprising against the injustices of the Spanish resulted in his execution. Shakur’s mother, Afeni would later explain:

“I wanted him to have the name of revolutionary, indigenous people in the world. …


May we speak the unspoken over black female bodies, so that no more Ma’Khia’s are taken from us.

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Since the 1970s, April 20th (popularly known as 4/20) is culturally coined as an annual, international celebration of smoking for the cannabis culture. However, In 2021 and beyond, 4/20 will forever symbolize a different meaning in my body. Though this redefining moment could never overtake the symbolic smoke culture it currently signifies, 4/20 now occupies a small space of restorative justice in my being. This 4/20, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the killing of George Floyd.

On April 20th, 2021 Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin is…


Dismantling the long-lived burdensome myth

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The racial reckoning of 2020 was a revolutionary reply to the everyday weight on Blackness in America. The general consensus agreeing that: “Black people were sick and tired of being sick and tired.” The daily physical, emotional, and psychological racial fatigue is a burden we’ve grown tired of carrying alone.

Living virtually in 2020 afforded me the ability for the first time to deal with the burdening weight of racism. The first time being forced to lay its contents bare and confront the damaging effects afflicted on my body. There was nothing to prepare me for the innerworkings my body…


Black History 365 + Hidden History

Remembering A.D. King’s Message to the Movement

A.D. King at a Birmingham, Alabama press conference in 1963 | Photo Courtesy of ABC3340 News

Comedic legend, Eddie Murphy once said of his late brother, Charlie Murphy: “He is my best impression.” Charlie Murphy, who was influential in his own right, died at the age of 57 from leukemia. Charlie Murphy once said of Eddie:

“I’ve never felt like I was living in anyone’s shadow. My life was what it was. I was always proud of my brother. He helped me tremendously, but we’re family so we were never in his shadow.”

While Eddie Murphy is more widely known among the two brothers, Eddie always acknowledged Charlie’s influence on his life. When I think of…


Writing + Relationship

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My Beloved,

I write this letter in hopes it reaches home and at heart. I write simply because, there is no other who could intimately, unravel my intricacies and reconcile them to solitude; — no, not the way you do.

There was once a time my heart clung to the conditional thrills of life and love. A time where it once filled me with pleasure and contentment. Now, I allow barren love to sail on to new destinations. Relationships I once picked like fruit have split with the seasons. We all grew out of comfort and into contrast. …


Remembering Ahmaud Arbery as Trial is Underway

Location of Ahmaud Arbery February 23rd shooting

He was 25 years old.

He was jogging in Georgia.

On May 7th, 2020, I learned about the unjust killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Almost a week before, I learned about the death of Breonna Taylor. And two weeks before, the world witnessed the devastating death of George Floyd.

Arbery was the victim of a modern-day lynching.

The racial reckoning in the aftermath of George Floyd forced us all to recognize the reality of Black bodies violently torn asunder in America; — to see it with a clear eye view. Whether or not everyone was willing to accept it, the racial…


Unpacking inappropriate slavery comparisons

Madonna & Britney Spears Single Cover, 2003 | Photo Courtesy of IMDB

Britney Spears has recently been the subject of a highly publicized legal battle with her father over her conservatorship. Spears has been under legal conservatorship since February 2008; a ruling as a result of Spears’ personal struggles with mental illnesses, which led to a public breakdown. Initially, the ruling was temporary and scheduled to end in December 2008. …

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