Tonight, President Obama will address the nation one last time in his much anticipated farewell speech. As I come to terms with what that really means, it’s hard to find solace. The reasons are a bit complicated, some of them easier to articulate than others, but all equally as hard to swallow. So as we prepare for what I know will be an emotional night, I’d like to reflect. I have more than a few things to say.
Serena Williams is a woman of many talents. She’s the number one female athlete in the world, she has her own fashion line, she’s a spokesperson, she’s a model, and now, she’s an editor over at WIRED. Never afraid to speak up for herself and others, Serena’s latest essay tackles issues of race, gender and equality in the digital age. Click below to read!
Oh how I love Jesse Williams. Let me count the ways…
This actor/activist/former teacher just never fails to make me swoon. It’s rare that a man can be so damn fine, yet so damn conscious, intelligent, and selfless. It’s really delightful, and I’m hoping he has a twin brother that isn’t quite so famous, equally brilliant, and willing to date a regular ol’ girl like me. Here are 8 Quotes that prove exactly why Jesse Williams is BAE.
I’ve just about had enough. I’m truly over talking about this sh*t. Another day, another innocent Black person assaulted by the police. Today, a Howard student by the name of Jason was assaulted by D.C. police at a Citi Bank in SE.
We all have our favorite celebrities. Some we like more than others. But let’s be honest, social media has really changed the way we look at some of our faves. Social media has allowed us to really get inside famous people’s heads…and sometimes, to be quite frank, I wish we didn’t have this kind of access.
If you aren’t familiar with “Black Twitter”, you’re missing out. There’s really nowhere else on the Internet where you can find such a dynamic group of young (and not so young) Black folk, sharing thoughts on everything from police brutality and politics to what it means to “grow up Black.” So it was really no surprise when we attracted the (unwanted) attention of the LA Times. Recently, Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita hired a Black writer by the name of Dexter Thomas to “cover” the “Black Twitter beat.” And the result was as disastrous as we (Black Twitter) had expected.
I was going to stay silent on this issue, because frankly, it is going to drain me to write this. But after I heard that three of the shooters involved in the deadly Twin Peaks Shooting were “accidentally” released from jail, I just had to give my three cents.
There’s still unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death. If you haven’t been following the news, or simply just need a break form being inundated with images of Black lives lost at the hands of the police, I completely understand.