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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:Two weeks ago, after writer and activist Suey Park sparked a wave of protest and dude-bro angst with her response to the Colbert Report’s racist tweet, I heeded Suey’s call and began to tweet about why Colbert’s work did not qualify as satire, did nothing to improve the lived experiences of people of color and was often racist and transmisogynist. Some of my…
This incredible collection of maps really puts the African continent’s population, income, growth, and potential into context….
"This National Geographic map illustrates where and how the world lives. Not surprisingly, the areas with the highest income levels have greater life expectancy (77 for males, 83 for females compared to 58 and 60 in low income levels), access to improved sanitation (99 percent compared to 35 percent), among other human security factors. The need for development is critical in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 1 billion people live, many on $995 or less a year."
If you are looking at writing … err, casually.
Originally posted on Writing By The Seat of My Pants:Getting a Sponsor Your Book Part 1
No your book won’t have to look like this!
When thinking of sponsorships we immediately think of charities, athletes, or musicians, but authors can also use sponsors to launch their books. Several months ago, I talked about how you could get…
When Black News Disappears: White Holds on Black Intellectuals’ Minds and Misinforming the Black Public
As an historical entity, the Black press has not only offered critical commentaries and political critiques of the sempiternal racism of the modern world, but correctives as to how white newspapers, opinion-makers,…
This intersectional allusion to the bourgeois Black woman, her indemnification against all critique, has long been the unquestionable norm operating within the political assertions of Black feminism and the allegedly conceptual pluralization had in claiming intersectionality as a method. Carole Boyce Davies…
Freedom Note from OUR COMMON GROUND
I am within the year to become an Elder. While it surprises and mystifies me, it does not the rest of the world. This is what becomes of so many privileged experiences and soul shattering moments. To become from all that I have seen, done and been. To recall the wisdom and embrace of men and women, big and tall. I might be very surprised, but I am very…