Racism Doesn’t Happen If You Are Nice & Other Racist Myths (a 2-Part Series)

Often after racism results in the death of a Black person, I can anticipate a frantic barrage of white rage fueled posts. Journalists will desperately scour the victim’s social media pages to find potentially inflammatory pictures to utilize beside headlines like: NAME SMOKED MARIJUANA, or NAME HAD A HISTORY OF MISDEMEANORS. Very rarely do we seem the same kinds of organized efforts when white…

Love Notes to Joy #1

Inspirado en las notas de amor de Mari Andrew a NYC. Inspired by Mari Andrew’s love notes to NYC. the smell of mom’s homemade oatmeal bread and the always too soft butter in the butter dish that invokes questions like: did someone forget to close the lid? I think this is a knat. Or, did someone use jam and then dip into the butter?…

Black History Month Interview Series: Isaac Etter

In honor of Black History Month, I have been excited to jumpstart an interview series with several of my lovely and creative Black and African friends, and Black and African inspirations. So often, the national conversation about Black History Month focuses on and centers Black celebrity voices and stories. While this is critical and important, I often feel that everyday activists, dreamers, visionaries, storytellers,…