The Symbolism of Hate

As another victim of the South Carolina shootings was laid to rest Brittany “Bree” Newsome decided she couldn’t take it anymore, the Confederate flag that waved tauntingly near the state capital had to go. Why it has been hanging on the grounds of a government building for so long is beyond me. Why there has…

#BlackLivesMatter

The way that racism has gripped the United States over the past few months I almost have to pinch myself to see if I’m in the middle of a nightmare. The senseless killings of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers, teens slammed to the ground during a pool party, nine worshippers murdered…

The White Man’s Ice

I recently started working for an African America publication and one of the first leads I received for a story was about African Americans who were picked to head historically white organizations. I immediately asked myself, is this newsworthy because black men were picked to hold positions traditionally held by white men or is this…