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The vice president hasn’t been set up to thrive in her position—and she’s done her public image no favors, either

Given we are slugging towards year three of living through a plague, it would not be politically expedient for any politician to openly tout their ambitions in this climate of exhaustion and frustration. That’s why it was unsurprising to read Vice President Kamala Harris stress to the Wall Street Journal

The late visionary lived an impossible life — and inspired Black creatives to do the same

In 1965, James Baldwin, writing for the New York Times, opined that “unless we can establish some kind of dialogue between those people who enjoy the American dream and those people who have not achieved it, we will be in terrible trouble.” In other words: Unless we figure out how…

Community is the superpower of Black personhood that White supremacy can never access. We need to lean into it.

I woke up at 5:30 this morning to see my favorite hellsite transmitting White supremacist trash.

Twitter Spaces was hosting a room called “Are there too many Black women in public?” The host was White. I was on the shitter. At the time I took a snapshot of the room…

Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers being brought to justice is a small victory in a never-ending fight

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that three men who decided to hunt and lynch Ahmaud Arbery for the crime of jogging while Black in America can still be found guilty by a mostly White jury of their peers.

(No anti-lynching bill has been passed by Congress into federal law. Thank you…

It’s on woke White folks to affect change during family time

So it seems that most Americans would rather gargle gravy or take a can of that cranberry shit to the head than have a conversation about politics.

In a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, 66% of adults said that they are “hoping to avoid” conversations about politics at…

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict re-establishes a dangerous precedent—and sends a terrifying warning to the rest of us

It must be nice to know that you can carry an AR-15, shoot three people, claim self-defense, and then be acquitted by a nearly all-White jury of your peers that also features “a Black, the Black, the only Black” jury member.

Kyle Rittenhouse, now 18, exited a courtroom today as…

Court cases for Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery’s killers feel like bad racist theater, where injustice is all but inevitable

There’s only so much injustice any Black person living in America should be allowed to stomach on a given day. We should have even less tolerance for the apathy so many White people give to our plight. That’s why I never considered watching Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial or the one for…

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