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For Antwan, And Those Before...And After

My pen is tired. I am tired of writing black men’s names as hashtags. Reducing promise and power to a series of symbols which translate to a mere name. 667 more words


Kanye West

College drop-out was the album that put West’s talents in the map. But sometime after college drop-out and his mother dying from plastic surgery complications West seemed to change. 413 more words

story of between

hearts gathering waves
of past markers like photos
we walking parallel
towards the here and now
of between
as we walked
among soldiers of freedom… 60 more words

Cherie Ann Turpin

gentrification x mental illness

I am feeling consumed. I know I am not supposed to allow things to consume me.

I hate this intersection; mental illness and race. It pulls at my soul. 1,067 more words


Despite Oscar Win, Kobe Bryant Not Invited To Join Academy

Former NBA star  Kobe Bryant, a best animated short Oscar winner for his autobiographical film Dear Basketball, been denied an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which announces its new members next week. 302 more words

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The Xxxtentacion Effect [Editorial]

When I heard of the death of X, I broke my social media hiatus to see how the news was effecting everyone. I have learned from Bill Cosby, Chris Brown and R Kelly that when bad things happen to notorious abusers, black folks still weep. 889 more words


Why Are Black Men Afraid of the Doctor?

Why do men avoid getting check-ups? Do they fear what a doctor might say? Is it their own sense of masculinity and the notion that men do not need help? 248 more words

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