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December 11, 2018

I know I'm Black, but I've never been Black enough for Black people. Tell me, how different can you be before you cross that line? Growing up I couldn’t afford the right clothes, I couldn't always keep my hairline in order, I wasn't interested in sports or rap music, t...

November 5, 2018

Listen, I get it, working within a system that wasn't built for people of color is and always has been difficult, but to what alternative? Not voting? The revolution? Let me be absolutely clear - if we're going to stay in this country, the ONLY way to change the system...

October 26, 2018

"I say f*ck the police, that's how I treat 'em. We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom".

The College Dropout was the first album I ever listened to all the way through. It was more than my formal introduction to hip-hop, I couldn’t fully explain it then bu...

April 10, 2018

Have you ever heard the phrase "mileage on a hoe"? 

In his most recent and apparently last Netflix comedy special, Dave Chappelle used it with a corresponding story to indirectly explain why he left show business for over a decade. Coined by pimps way back in the d...

April 10, 2018

I think the answer to this question is where the distinction between an empathy toward and understanding of the issues, what I consider wokeness, and working to combat the issues, what I consider activism, is perhaps most important.

With wokeness alone there aren't any...

March 14, 2018

In the aftermath of tragedy we often look to the international community’s efforts on gun control, as though they have the answers. From banning the sale of certain modifications and weapon types to more extensive background checks including histories of domestic viole...