The Arts

Our Lives Matter

Our Lives Matter

A nation of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy, can’t you see this nation was not intended for you or for me Me, a black woman in America. I am fearful Fearful for the very lives I am attached to; and for the lives I can create.

The Manifestations of Whiteness

The Manifestations of Whiteness

Here it was, August 9, 2017. Simone, with her dark brown skin and long black box braids, got off the plane exuding confidence and enthusiasm. Confident, because she was sure that she, simply being a black young woman, would be welcomed with open arms.