Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4thContinue reading “Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws”

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon We should probably talk about Nick Cannon and anti-Semitism in the Black Community. But first, we should talk about my formative years, because I was nearly Nick Cannon when I was a kid. As much as I rep Baltimore in my heart and soul, I was born inContinue reading “Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon”

All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s

All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s Monika Diamond was killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 18.  I don’t remember where I first heard the phrase, “Black men are the white people of Black people”, but the truth of it couldn’t be more exemplified when rapper and celebrity Joe Budden tweeted out “Black Trans Lives Matter”. IContinue reading “All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s”

Abolish the (Tone) Police

Abolish the (Tone) Police  May and June have seen a surge in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the wake of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and most famously George Floyd. People are fed up. Systematic Racism, America’s original sin and most persistent disease, claimed too many lives to count. EvenContinue reading “Abolish the (Tone) Police”