While everyone is rightly celebrating the #blackgirlmagic that Serena Williams so effortlessly displayed with her braided updo — cornrows and Senegalese twists — at the royal wedding this past weekend, I am reminded that she and her sister Venus were criticized for wearing beaded braids when they entered the professional tennis circuit as teenagers in the mid-1990s.Read More
Cosby murdered more than forty women, if not physically, then emotionally, psychologically. He dropped death into their souls, some of which still lingers. Today he is experiencing a type of death, the “you reap what you sow” death, which is just and right.Read More
The Starbucks by my house caters to everyone:
The office workers who saunter through on their way to work,
and the three black men who never buy drinks.
I never wanted to be an artist. And the thought of being a Christian artist - please! Christian art has a reputation for being cheesy and overtly preachy, so I definitely didn't want to be that kind of an artist.Read More
This is perhaps Black Panther’s greatest strength. It portrays Black women as multi-dimensional warriors whose ferocity is surpassed only by their love for their people, and who embrace their sexuality without being controlled by their romantic entanglementsRead More