Most of y’all know that I am writing a book of poetry on Phillis Wheatley. I’ve been talking about it forever, and I’m furiously working on it right now, along with my novel. Wondering how […]
First, this blog post is not to curry favor with conservative, extremely right-wing white folks who don’t like African Americans, but who suddenly are pretending to take interest in “black community issues” so they can […]
Dear Mr. Cohen: I’m writing you to discuss your latest column, “Racism vs. Reality” dated July 15, 2013 and to parse a point of logic with you—your considerably flawed logic concerning racial profiling. The gist […]
Today is the day after Father’s Day, and this is the first year that I thought I would get past it without having an emotional meltdown. I’m married to a nice guy, and I gave […]
Once, I was really pathetic. And I was single. And I thought the two were connected. I admit it. I focused a lot on my pain back in the day, and I attracted not-very-nice men […]
I’m a radical Black feminist and proud of it, but I don’t call myself an activist. I write and once in a while I get paid for it, but that’s about it. You’re not going […]
Dear Readers: Those people who have followed this blog know that any time I write about anything, I do it with passion. But passion takes a lot of energy. This year has been emotionally taxing, […]
White slave ship captains used theology to justify the Middle Passage. Now Black Christian homophobia does exactly the same thing and blesses a new kind of slave ship.
Before I introduce my new guest blogger, I’d like to give a roundabout introduction to her, if I may. So please be patient. I was talking to my good friend Crystal Wilkinson this morning about […]
I think the championing of the hoodie as a symbol of racial profiling is misguided.