AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN: HOW DOES THE MOTHER LAND VIEW US HERE USING THE TERM

“Same color different culture.” from there here we are I have always wondered what do Africans think of the term African Americans. Because that term describing Black people in America … Continue reading AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN: HOW DOES THE MOTHER LAND VIEW US HERE USING THE TERM

IN DEFENSE OF OUR OWN: WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE JUMP TO DEFEND OTHERS OF COLOR

“Why we do it.” on the defensive Coolest Monkey in the Jungle was the phrase on the hoodie of a young Black child in an H&M ad this year. African … Continue reading IN DEFENSE OF OUR OWN: WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE JUMP TO DEFEND OTHERS OF COLOR

BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

“You’re supposed to fail!” As a Black male in society, I have noticed something since I was a young boy. And that is that we are not only expected to … Continue reading BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

A LOSING GROUP, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT: WHAT HAVE THE WHITE POPULATION REALLY LOST?

“Seems more about control than identity.” White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi, KKK, Alt-Right, skinheads; whatever you want to call them. There have been this idea that the White population is losing out … Continue reading A LOSING GROUP, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT: WHAT HAVE THE WHITE POPULATION REALLY LOST?

I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

“For those who died, I thank you.” As a young man born in the year 1987, I did not experience those turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement. Now my … Continue reading I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

NEWBO: IS THERE TIME FOR A CULTURE SHIFT

“We carved one out before, why not again?” In the 1610’s, the African American population was forced to the United States as indentured servants. Later becoming slaves, losing names, religions, … Continue reading NEWBO: IS THERE TIME FOR A CULTURE SHIFT

BLACK MEN REVEALED: WHAT WE REALLY FEEL IN LIFE

“The fear of being me, that only another me understand.” Growing up for me, I was always scared to walk outside. Whether it was the gang violence or police officers, … Continue reading BLACK MEN REVEALED: WHAT WE REALLY FEEL IN LIFE

NEW AGE ATTIRE: THE CRITICISM OF YOUNG BLACK MALE CLOTHING CHOICES

“When the culture is not your culture.” I have noticed that over the recent years, young Black males have come under attack from the Black community for the way we … Continue reading NEW AGE ATTIRE: THE CRITICISM OF YOUNG BLACK MALE CLOTHING CHOICES

UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME: FEELING BEAUTIFUL IN A BLACK BODY

“Have your pigment ever made you feel less than?” As a Black male growing up in the United States my mother taught me at young the uphill battle of dealing … Continue reading UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME: FEELING BEAUTIFUL IN A BLACK BODY

BLACK AND PROUD: THE DIFFICULTY IN “BEING BLACK” WHILE BEING BLACK.

“Do you ever feel like it’s hard being you?” “Oh, it’s too Black!” “You don’t act Black!” These are a couple of the phrases I’ve heard in my life regarding … Continue reading BLACK AND PROUD: THE DIFFICULTY IN “BEING BLACK” WHILE BEING BLACK.

GUILTY: BLACKNESS ON TRIAL

“Are you Black enough?” “And what does that mean?” Stop acting White. You’re not Black enough. You’re a┬ásell out. These are a few of the statements you hear growing up … Continue reading GUILTY: BLACKNESS ON TRIAL