We Need New Negro Leagues

NFL owners – an exclusively white group of power brokers that ESPN calls the “most conservative fraternity of leaders in major American sports” – have approved a new policy for league players that bans them from taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of games. If players are on […]

Daily Prompt: Disrupt: On Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, and the Inevitability of that TMZ Story

via Daily Prompt: Disrupt Tristan Thompson clearly has a pattern. When his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig was pregnant with his son, Prince, in 2016, he began dating and presumably boinking Khloe Kardashian. Now, those of us that follow celebrity news see that he has also been boinking other women during Khloe’s pregnancy with their newborn daughter. […]

Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist

So I watched the final three episodes of “Insecure”– If you don’t know “Insecure,” then you should get to know it. It’s entertaining as hell. Even though it trades on some of the most tired paradigms of black entertainment–my least personal favorite being the funny fat friend (since she is who I battle with myself on a daily […]

Being the Change: Ryan Lochte, Bresha Meadows, and What Black Parents Need to Do for Their Own Kids

All the clamor over Ryan Lochte has passed, but I still have some lingering resentment of it, so I’m writing this weeks after it may seem relevant. Please forgive me, though. I’m actually¬†talking about something bigger and more important than Ryan Lochte; I’m just using his bullshit antics as an entryway into the conversation. Ryan […]

A Black Feminist on the Blame Game

I’m a proud and adamant black feminist. And ever since I took on that designation, in my late teens, I’ve had a lot of men and women argue with me about how “problematic” it is for me to call myself a feminist as a black woman. The standard explanation that they give me–for why feminism […]