The School System is Failing Black Students

Throughout American History systems have been built up to bring down Black people in many ways. Some of these systems have been legal and widespread, being used across the nation. One of these being the school's systems. As a result of redlining American education has purposely based school districts in areas that would give certain … Continue reading The School System is Failing Black Students

Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Women have often been given the short end of the stick when it comes to equal rights, and it is no secret that African Americans are still prejudiced against to this day. The unique experience of being apart of both of these marginalized communities is one that is too often overlooked. The voices of Black … Continue reading Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Birmingham Burning

I’ve foreseen spirits, visitations of death, fire eating off sheeted breath, Sometimes I see the outline of God’s back turned to me Wretched hands stroke the lynch knot and bear the karma of the lost little girls There was no good outcome, I was born as wood, a lit match splitting open the four wounds, … Continue reading Birmingham Burning

Oppression Expression: Answering Zora Neale and Mother Lorde

Reading Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde led me to question myself about the stance I take on activism. These writers represent two polar ideals of being that I have struggled to find identification with. Zora Neale, my humanist hero who finds that everyone should enjoy being in her company, and Audre, my radical writer … Continue reading Oppression Expression: Answering Zora Neale and Mother Lorde

Botham Jean: When Your Politics Present a Challenge

Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison on October 1st, 2019 for the murder of Botham Jean on September 6th, 2018. The murder of Black folks by the hands of officers is nothing new. What made this case extremely peculiar was that he was murdered in his own home. Guyger, apparently, thought that … Continue reading Botham Jean: When Your Politics Present a Challenge

What My Mama Told Me

What my mama told me My mama told me to grow up And be beautiful like our sunset, But what she forgot to tell me  Was to pack a gun for the world I was growing into had men with no scruples  And no respect for women  So before the sunset I had packed my … Continue reading What My Mama Told Me

My Name Resides in Shabby Conformation

My name resides in shabby conformation I take a few steps but then Fail to find the strength to face them Spank! I feel a hand on my bum I turn to shriek but words do not come out of my mouth Words have always failed me I cover my body in thick robes For … Continue reading My Name Resides in Shabby Conformation

To All the Men Who Have Fetishized Me Before

“I’m a gentleman lives in _____________ looking for a long term relationship dating also hanging out. I believe in treating a woman with respect and honor I am 5”11 prefer African American and Hispanic types of women no offense at all just my preference of what I like also open to dating outside my race … Continue reading To All the Men Who Have Fetishized Me Before

Crown Her With Many Crowns

I did not always appreciate my Blackness. I used to be one of those “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.” types that purposefully eschewed the culture in favor of a more centrist approach to interpersonal relationships. I grew up and still reside in a place called Woodbridge, Virginia, just a half hour down the road from … Continue reading Crown Her With Many Crowns

An Excerpt From the Upcoming Novel “Of Cats and Women”

The Following Excerpt is from Brittany Jeter's upcoming novel, "Of Cats and Women." "Var always been dismissive to Joy, and Joy always been the type of girl who takes up space without even trying. Vita knew Var hated that shit about her so every time she calls she brags about Joy getting her LPN and  … Continue reading An Excerpt From the Upcoming Novel “Of Cats and Women”