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

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

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”

How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Womxn’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me," these are just a few that every person bullied followed by to stay strong, but the question in play here is, how do you stop a bully? It seems that African-Americans are picked on through the media more than any other ethnicity … Continue reading How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Womxn’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

A Look into the Women Behind Intersectional Feminism

Black mothers, in many forms, are a large part of our literature, movies and society in general. They are the women standing at the forefront of the civil rights movement, they are the mammys, the house negroes, the women who fought, struggled and clawed our way into the light. We as Black women have been … Continue reading A Look into the Women Behind Intersectional Feminism

Review: The Hate U Give

A movie entitled, The Hate U Give--based on the acclaimed YA novel by Angie Thomas, debuts with a then 9-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), her younger brother Sekani (TJ Wright), who was one year old, and her older half-brother Seven (Lamar Johnson), who was ten, being given “the talk” by her formerly-incarcerated father Maverick Carter … Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give

A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

After delivering a speech at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond, VA about the significance listening to Black youth in the fight for gun violence prevention, I was offered the opportunity to write for the ACLU of Virginia’s to share my thoughts on juvenile justice, racial justice and womanism. I was then invited … Continue reading A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors