opinion

I Was Born This Way: Why I Vote in Every Election

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Today is Election Day! Once I finish writing this, then I’m going across the street to vote. I’m going to put on my ‘Why I Vote’ t-shirt and wear it for the entire day. The t-shirt has moving and memorable black and white pictures of...

5 Things Black Sexist Arguments Have In Common With White Racist Ones

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: racism and sexism are not equivalents. However, both racism and sexism are a result of cyclically and generationally recreated hierarchical systems– White supremacy and patriarchy– that govern the way we interact with one another. In these systems, a race or...

To the Guy Who Expressed His Love for Non-Black Women and Others Like Him

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About a month ago, I was on the tele with a male acquaintance. We were having a lighthearted discussion about dating, joking back and forth about why each other’s gender was to blame for all love woes. Then, he paused to make a serious point...

Please Stop Correlating Weaves to Being Hood

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As of lately, as my audience has expanded beyond it’s core, whenever I post a picture, article, anything with or about weaves/wigs there is always a choir of “why wear weaves?” “why can’t you love yourself?” “she’s so ghetto with that weave” “weave wearing [insert...