Hey everyone! Just giving a quick update on the blog. I am currently on hiatus. It's not easy working full time, content creating for multiple platforms, and trying to take care of my mental health all at the same time. I plan on returning eventually. Hopefully it won't be too long. But at this moment,... Continue Reading →
Squid Game is a Brilliant Critique of Capitalism
(This Post Contains Spoilers From Squid Game) I feel like society has gotten to a point where dystopian movies don’t feel far removed from reality anymore. Or am I just being cynical? I enjoyed Squid Game for many reasons. The cinematography. The character development. It’s critique on capitalism. Can it even be called a dystopian... Continue Reading →
Does Cancel Culture Exist or Are You The Sensitive One?
Cancel culture is today’s version of the witch hunt. Critics of politically correct culture claim that it’s an attack on free speech. No one can say what they want without their careers being affected by it. I constantly hear about cancel culture, but I have to ask who has effectively been canceled for something they’ve said?... Continue Reading →
Black Girls Deserve Protection
I’m disturbed by Ma’Khia Bryant’s story. On April 21st, she was murdered by police in Columbus, Ohio. This occurred around the same time as the Derek Chauvin verdict. A sixteen-year-old child was shot four times in the chest by the same people she called to protect her. I’m disappointed in the Black people who I’ve... Continue Reading →
Are We Really Surprised by the Pro-Trump Insurrection of the Capitol?
I’m neither disappointed nor surprised by what happened at the capitol Wednesday. This has been a long time coming. Trump has been sending signals to his followers for months through social media, emails, presidential debates. “Proud boys, stand back and stand by.” The proud boys have been “organizing” in D.C. the past few months. Although,... Continue Reading →
It’s Time To Retire The Term, “Crackhead.”
Let’s start off with how crack-cocaine made its way into the Black community. The U.S. government is responsible for bringing crack-cocaine into Black communities (see the CIA Contra). They preyed on Black communities feeling the effects of the recession and high unemployment rates. Crack was affordable and it was to profit from it. Criminalization crack-cocaine... Continue Reading →
Let Go of the Respectability Politics
Can Black people dead respectability politics now? It’s been tried before and guess what? It still won’t make us acceptable to white society. There is a recent story of Kevin Kelley, owner of True Kitchen, scolding Black women for twerking in his establishment. This has sparked a debate about what is respectful and disrespectful behavior... Continue Reading →
Celebrity Culture and Politicians Don’t Mix
The blind worship of American politicians is once again, another example of how celebrity culture has gone too far. AOC is on the cover of Vanity Fair. People are making fan cams of Kamala Harris. When do we draw the line between celebrity culture and politicians? The people whose decisions affect our livelihood. I was... Continue Reading →
Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 2: Corporate Activists
As celebrity culture begins to grow out of control, there’s now an influx of “celebrity activists” or “corporate activists”. These corporate activists hijack movements and words from community organizers and profit from it. They’re praised by the mainstream media, hang out with A-list celebrities, and sign deals with corporations. I’d say that Shaun King is... Continue Reading →
Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 1: Celebrities Are Not Community Leaders!
"Show me in the white community where a comedian is a white leader. Show me in the white community where a singer is a white leader. Or a dancer. Or a trumpet player is a white leader. These aren't leaders! These are puppets and clowns that have been set-up over the Black community by the... Continue Reading →