Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

  When I was younger, one of my first times dealing with colorism was watching two black girls at recess arguing about something I can’t recall. Insults were being tossed back and forth but one female who was lighter compared to the other girl, screamed at her and told her that she was an African booty … More Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

Writer and director Fredrick Leach and producer Edwin Walker (E. Micheaux) are the men behind Caged Birds, an independent film about three oppressed black teens living in the suburbs who are forced to cover up the murder of a white bully, when a prank goes wrong. Check out this exclusive interview below! 1. What was … More Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

The Duality of Two Worlds, Police Violence, and Racism: Why Everyone Needs to See “The Hate U Give”

  “Pac said Thug Life Stood for “The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everybody. T-H-U-G L-I-F-E. Meaning what society gives us as youth, it bites them in the a*s when we wild out. Get it?” – Khalil Based on Angie Thomas’ debut novel director George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give is a must … More The Duality of Two Worlds, Police Violence, and Racism: Why Everyone Needs to See “The Hate U Give”

The Lazy One

I wasn’t with Benjamin for long, but it felt like forever. Our relationship was eight months of me trying to change him and mold him into what I wanted… it was a fail. It all started the summer before senior year when Ben randomly added me on Facebook. We never really talked at school, but … More The Lazy One

The Conceited One

Tyree Brown was a 16 year old light skinned boy who worked at Quiznos. I was initially talking to his friend Adam, but we were introduced and he managed to steal my attention. After Ian, I decided I wanted to be open with my parents; no more lies and sneaking around. So the first day … More The Conceited One