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My Beef with Blackness and the Measuring of it

It’s been a minute since I wrote. so bear with me. I know the topic or my words carry no weight, but I need to get this one off my chest. Blackness annoys me. I’m not saying being black annoys me. No, I am not on my “I’m not Black I’m OJ” stepping stool. I’m

How to Share the Traumatic Black Experience

Every time I open social media I have to prepare myself. I prepare myself for another video, another report, another death, or another rant of racism. The Black experience is one of trauma. The experience is one many Black people do not want to talk about or deal with on a day-to-day basis. I was

Black Men and the Low Bar

Reoccurring conversations I have been having with a friend of mine seem to revolve around masculinity. The conversation reached its peak recently when I told this friend I was going to a gay bar for the first time. I’m bisexual if that matters. This friend hit me with a cloth line from hell about being

Rent Free

Growing, living, and dying Black is no small feat in western society. In the United States, the numbers are against you. You are more likely to run into the police regardless of your financial situation. You are more likely to be killed. More likely to die during childbirth or medical complications. More likely to be

How Rap Remains Black

The Black community has been at the forefront of music since we landed on the continent of North America. . There was Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock n Roll, Disco, R&B, House music, Dance, and Techno to predate it. Hip Hops older siblings are forgone and forgotten by society as being Black inventions. These days most

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