Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Mean You Get To Be Racist

Wendy Kenigsberg/University Photography You ever have a moment where someone says something so ignorant that all you can do is stare at them in disbelief? That happened to me in my English class last week. We were broken up into groups and told to discuss different readings on the subject of reparations. After finishing our […]

Yes, Donald Trump is a Racist. We Already Knew This.

Donald Trump’s recent, very on-brand, racist tweets aimed at the four female representatives of color, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, caused a lot of outrage on all forms of media. My question is…are y’all really surprised? I mean come on a racist saying… racist things is confusing?  Don’t get me wrong; what […]

Should Americans Be Able To Vote During and After Incarceration?

The Democratic Presidential Town Halls were held on April 22, 2019, on CNN. Throughout the evening the town halls of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VE), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) were featured. Two instances stood out to me concerning voting rights of incarcerated people; […]

Update: May 2019

Hello Everyone! Okay so I’m still not dead (just depressed, anxious, and terrified about the current state of the world) and I wanted to give a quick life update as of almost June 2019. I finished my first semester of college with a 3.6 GPA which is a miracle in itself. I’m still employed; an […]

You’re Not Black, Stop Saying Nigga.

nig·ger ˈniɡər/ noun offensive  1. a contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person. con·temp·tu·ous kənˈtempCHo͞oəs/ adjective  showing contempt; scornful. Nigger > Nigga > Negra/Nigra > Negro > Black/African American Some need to know vocab: NB- non black/ not black (everyone except black people) POC- people of color (all minorities) NB POC- people of color who […]

Trump: How In The Hell Has He Gotten This Far?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on October 1, 2016] Donald Trump. Anytime anyone utters his name, I have one of four reactions. Anger Disgust Panic Sadness   I mean he’s a racist, misogynistic, dim-witted, xenophobic, hypocritical asshole but ya know…AT LEAST HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS…right? Here are 11 reasons why you’re apart […]

Why the Double Standard?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on April 15, 2016] EXHIBIT A: This is Cory Monteith. He died on July 13, 2013, from a drug overdose.  (Disclaimer: I’m not in ANY way saying his death wasn’t saddening.)  Corey said that his problems with drugs and alcohol began when he was around 12 years old.  His parents […]

They Hate Us.

Hey guys!  I wanted to do something different so this is just some poetry I’ve been working on as of late.  There are strong language and some sexual references (just warning you).  Enjoy!   They Hate Us. – SB   “What’s up, nigga?” “Fucking niggers.” “OMG, you got lip injections? I love them!” “LOL, big […]

The Crisis of a Black Person in the Suburbs

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally published on March 3, 2016] *sigh*  I live and have been raised in a predominately white area/neighborhood and go to, and always have gone to a predominately white school (I know, I know, I’m shocked too).  Let me just say for a pro-black, Afro-wearing, socially aware person living here […]