The Power In Unity

The Power In Unity

I invite all who read this to share their writings, poetry, music, art, or any form of expression. Come with your agendas and opinions on an array of topics. Educate each other, initiate conversation, and challenge each other in healthy ways. This is our space, and our time to promote a unified existence.

Black on Black Spite

Black on Black Spite

We need to remember that because we are of one race, we face many of the same social struggles in day to day life. In order to better progress as a community, it is imperative that Africans and African Americans work together, rather than subscribe to stereotypical thoughts and mock others with racist clichés.

To Suffer in Suffrage

To Suffer in Suffrage

As we dwell deeper into this democratic hypnosis, we can explain the present-day lack of voter turnout from the origins of our very own Framers. And they ask why people don’t vote, without realizing how impossible it can be to wake up from political unconsciousness.

Black Americans and West Indians: One People, One Struggle

Black Americans and West Indians: One People, One Struggle

Speaking before a Black American audience, Kwame Ture explained: “The only difference is when the slave ship got to Trinidad they kicked me off in Trinidad and brought you here. That’s the only difference, we are the same people.” Ture was echoing a similar point that Marcus Garvey had made previously.

What it Means to be Black in America

What it Means to be Black in America

Because of the history and culture that black people share, I find myself (and many of my black peers) gravitating towards other black people, and instinctively supporting those of our own race. By lifting other black people up, we ourselves rise, and I believe this intuitive mindset to be one of the most powerful things about being Black.

My Americanah

My Americanah

To that mentality, I call foul. Somewhere down the line, my ancestors were slaves, too– just in a different part of the world. There are black people in America, AB or NAB, who might not have any slavery in their ancestry. They are allowed be just as angry at systemic racism, because the reality is their roots don’t always prevent them from going through the same struggles. Our society might group all black people as ‘the same,’ but we are not, that there is power in that diversity. There is more than one way to be actively, consciously black. Our individual grievances and triumphs might stem from different places, but they are valid. They are valuable.

4 Reasons I Decided to Forgive my Father

4 Reasons I Decided to Forgive my Father

Growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia can be rough and challenging. The structure of the public school system is inadequate, the resources are few and the poverty is high. Include not having a male figure in your household to the mix and you have catastrophe on your hands. 

Black Screens; White Projections

Black Screens; White Projections

Now, we have put the phones down and the fists up to halt these weapons that have formed against us- for we all know, they shall not prosper. #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLivesMatter, as a movement, was resistance of the ideologies that Black & Brown stories were exclusive, that we were inherently deserving of this vicious treatment. The insecurities of White America played like a broken record, they told us their fears through inception.