This for all my 90’s babies. May your kickback be lit AF ✊🏾
I guess I should start by saying it’s a shame that the title of this piece has now become a fucking cliché…
When the CDC dropped their latest announcement urging citizens to wear “homemade cloth face coverings” in pubic I imminently knew they weren’t talking to my Black ass.
We cannot reserve humane treatment for people who fit the description of a Huxtable family. Nor can we reserve it for men and women who, though Black, meet the favored Eurocentric aesthetics. It shouldn’t take three degrees, a six-figure income, homeownership, and an extensive vocabulary just for the possibility of earning human decency from our fellow man.
“They give us the shortest month to learn the oldest history of any peoples on the face of this Earth”
– Robin Walker
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.”
― Assata Shakur
White queers do NOT get a gold star for being able to acknowledge that white privilege exists. Especially if they do not take any actions to betray their whiteness and their privilege to create and uphold spaces that prioritize and uplift Black folks and other people of color.
The evolution of stepping and strolling, from its roots in the ring shout, to today’s current rituals, has played a momentous part in the history of Black Greek Letter Organizations. In using these sacred ceremonial dances and patterns, Black Greek students everywhere have been able to honor their predecessors and ancestors, while building a strong sense of self-identity and kinship.
Black life in America is currently and has always been, surrounded by violence and racial trauma. Rather the violence is physical or verbal, so-called self-inflicted or “cultural” is beside the point, but the fact that violence and life in America as a black person is institutionally intertwined can’t be denied.