Building the House of Black Uplift on the Stilts of Rape Culture: Sounds Like A Burning House To Me

“I admit that I am often vexed by the behavior of my own people. Yeah, vexed is a good word.”  ~Huey Freeman, The Boondocks This ain’t for everyone. But fam, you know who you are. It is time we had a chat. You may not like what I got to say and that is cool. …

Black Flint Rising: After the fix, will injustice remain?

by: APRIL SMITH march 7 2016 “My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain,” declared Dawn Demps at a Friday night forum titled #BlackFlintRising, A Conversation about Flint’s History of Racial Injustice and the City’s Current Crisis. The forum was organized by the …

The Inequalities Are Still Savage

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Twenty-five years ago, author and activist Jonathan Kozol published what remains one of the most important examinations of educational inequity ever printed, Savage Inequalities.  The book is a direct and searing look at how districts serving urban minority children suffered from segregation, inequitable funding, and crumbling facilities while…

Let’s Stop Acting Like Bill Cosby Was a Threat, When He Really Was a Tool

Originally posted on Natasha Thomas-Jackson:
? A couple days ago, a post made by a woman going by the name of “Emauni Too’Famous”  started making the rounds on Facebook. The post was a response to Bill Cosby’s recent arrest for aggravated indecent assault. Given the fact that I had spent considerable time, energy, and emotional…