The Myth of The Indestructible Black Woman

When Maxine Waters told Bill O’Reilly that she was a strong Black woman that couldn’t be intimidated, Black women across the country rejoiced and applauded her words. We understood exactly what she meant, and precisely what Bill O’Reilly represented: the intersection of racism, sexism, and patriarchy. We face this unique and particularly oppressive combination each... Continue Reading →

Sports and Politics: Different Sides of the Same Coin

In the United States, sports, much like music and film, act as a reflection of the social climate and culture. Despite this fact, you will often hear people complain about sports becoming “too political,” but the truth is, they’ve been politicized for DECADES. We began to see the “keep politics out of sports” rhetoric re-emerge... Continue Reading →

Claudette Colvin: Alabama’s Hidden Hero

I’m always astounded by how few people know about Claudette Colvin, and how her protest of Alabama’s bus segregation laws preceded Rosa Parks’ by months. It’s like she was completely erased from history, and totally overshadowed by Rosa (which I don’t think was an accident, but by design. We’ll get into that in a bit).... Continue Reading →

Donald Trump and the (re)Militarization of American Police

As you may or may not have heard, last week your president (not mine) signed an executive order to reinstate the 1033 Program. I wrote the following post to give you some background on 1033, what it is, why it was removed, and what its reinstatement means for the United States.  The Background: Let’s begin... Continue Reading →

Alvarez V Golovkin: 5 Reasons Canelo Will Be Victorious

Okay, okay, so I’ve gotten into countless debates with friends, coworkers, followers, and complete strangers about the Alvarez v Golovkin fight that will take place on September 16th, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Let me first state that you can make a solid argument for either fighter. However this post highlights my... Continue Reading →

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