The American Dream is an illusory promise that was made during the constitution, a contractual understanding of sorts, between land owning white men. It posited that if they…
At some point we must realize that war is simply a state-sanctioned, license to engage in mass murder and acts of economic, psychological, sexual, political, lethal and cultural terror and…
We, black folk, all know the feeling of the noose. We gasp for air when we see them roll by with badges, or in large groups. We know in any…
Flipping the script is both revolutionary and radical. It is a revolt against all that has been designated as “blackness” and radical–or grasping at the root–of the tenants of white supremacy and anti-blackness. Transgressing this ideology and ethic, with a practice of love is not only unheard of, but an unnatural practice in a white supremacist state. This is certainly true if we begin to use my dynamic conception of a critical love ethic: “a practice of universal liberation from cyclical and systemic violence and oppression…we must look deeply and examine the oppressor within, dare to love those who we see as threats or “other” and question whether the threat is real, imagined or internal. This is a call for a human solidarity across and beyond racialized differences and an ethic of love that first acknowledges our shared humanity and endeavors to reify that shared notion.” As I stated in earlier piece on love among black men, we must begin to reconstruct our notions of self, our relationship to others, brothers and sisters.
According to a “Breaking News” article on HuffPost the military is considering plans to permit Trans* people to serve in the military. In many ways, this can and should be framed as…
Please join me in adding your name and voice to the cause of Palestinian liberation and humanization. I’ve long been a comrade in solidarity for the cause. For my thoughts…