What Do Local/State Politicians Do For You?

In this episode of #FocusOnTheState, I sat down with my state senator, Jeff Jackson who sits on the North Carolina state legislature. Jackson was very gracious (and charming) in availing himself for this interview to break down what is role as a state politician is, and how I’m impacted as one of his constituents. He […]

Is Defunding the Police Enough?

Josie Duffy Rice offers a wide breadth of insight on what it means to defund the police, why that call is necessary and how it is still not enough in moving towards a more peaceful and equitable society.

What I’ve Read + Am Reading in 2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts Why I Am Not A Feminist by Jessa Crispin The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Black Sexual […]

The Side Eye That Changed the Culture: Gloria Richardson

One of the most iconic pictures of a Black woman doing what she does best, with a simple glance letting you know she has the time and is not one to mess with because she will always stand and fight for the rights of her people, is Gloria Richardson giving the illest side eye while […]

Donald Trump in Context & the Resources You Need

Donald Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th president. It will always hurt to say that. I did a video on the early morning after election night where I let my high emotions show through. Since then I have mentioned in different wavelengths my unwillingness to accept Trump or anyone who aligns themselves with him without […]

Thank You Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

What some will never understand is the daily strength it takes to be a Black woman, in a space history has dictated is only for white women.  Last week, we saw the last day we got to live through Barack Obama as our sitting president.But more importantly and more saddening is that was the last day Michelle Obama […]

Do You Have to Vote?

This election is triggering for many people, myself included. To wake up and watch a demagogue reignite white nationalism having a vocal place in American politics is frightening. You wake up in a world that ostensibly hates your being. Your congenial neighbor’s privilege blinds them from seeing how they are attempting to snuff you out. […]