Apocalypse Rot

“Imperialism leaves germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”Frantz Fanon Who knew the apocalypse would come by way of cough?that a sneeze could kill youlike a scene from the Walking Dead“avoid each other like the plague” is no longer cliché What we fear is the dread our lives always beenunmasked now for the matrix of liesunplugged as we… Read More »Apocalypse Rot

The White Supremacist Origins of Black Forgiveness

Yet again the country has been witness to the particular spectacle of another Black victim’s family offering forgiveness to their deceased kin’s killer. In this case, the killer is Amber Guyger, a young white woman, who, at the time, was a police officer in Dallas, TX. In a case that the defense would want us to believe was a case of mistaken residence. She claims that she believed she shot… Read More »The White Supremacist Origins of Black Forgiveness

Liberation Theology as Black as Malcolm X: The Uncompromising Vision of James Cone

“If the church is to remain faithful to its Lord, it must make a decisive break with the structure of this society by launching a vehement attack on the evils of racism in all forms. It must become prophetic, demanding a radical change in the interlocking structures of this society.” So begins what is one of the most controversial and consequential works of theology in the history of the United… Read More »Liberation Theology as Black as Malcolm X: The Uncompromising Vision of James Cone

Would-Be Wakanda: Black Panther and the Congo Paradox

With the arrival of Black Panther in theaters the world will witness a cinematic masterpiece, something never seen on the silver screen or even believed possible – a nation governed by Africans commanding the attention of the world and revered as a high-tech ecological paradise. But we would not need to wait for February 2018 to witness this fantasy brought to life in film. Were it not for European colonization… Read More »Would-Be Wakanda: Black Panther and the Congo Paradox

12 Books by Black Women that Every Black Man Should Read

In honor of the Women’s History Month, and, more so, in honor of the herstory of Black women and the truths of that story that continue to be overlooked, undermined, belittled and denied by men, I have compiled a list of twelve books that have educated me toward a greater understanding, respect and admiration of Black women and a deeper appreciation and awareness of the issues that confront them and… Read More »12 Books by Black Women that Every Black Man Should Read