Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins

Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins  The election is (somewhat) over. It took nearly a week to determine some states, and despite the recounts and the sitting president’s own denial, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be next President and Vice President of the U.S. respectively. Everyone remembers when the AssociatedContinue reading “Don’t Kill My Vibe: On Letting Folks Have Small Wins”

What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election)

What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election) 2020 is the year that is lasting a decade. So it is only fitting that 2020, a year mired in a global pandemic, the exposure of the lethal flaws in our economy and health system, and a summer of unrest over years-long racial injustice, we have a presidential electionContinue reading “What to Expect When Expecting (a Contentious Election)”

The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson

The Value of Black Teachers  I didn’t know until this year how immensely privileged I was during my high school and academic years. In grades K through 8, I was in upstate New York, first in Colonie/Albany, and then in a rural town in Fulton County, with a brief stint in Syracuse. Fulton County had/hasContinue reading “The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson”

The Sexist Flap Over WAP

The Sexist Flap Over WAP  After three months of consuming a healthy rotation of quasi-apocalyptic news podcasts, the first half of Public Enemy’s discography, and Rage Against the Machine’s Battle of Los Angeles, I broke the cycle with a summer jam that everyone (over the age of 18) can enjoy: Cardi B and Megan TheeContinue reading “The Sexist Flap Over WAP”

Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right

Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right A few weeks ago when I saw the hashtag #GoyAway trending, I thought that perhaps this was a new action by my Jewish family to rightfully ask gentiles to leave them alone for a minute. Because let’s be honest: gentiles have been bothering the Chosen PeopleContinue reading “Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right”