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Defending Our Blackness, Unapologetically

I didn't watch the 2016 BET awards last Sunday, but I did partake in the Black Twitter awards watch party where I retweet, lurk from afar and pop some tweets ...

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Stand With Victims of Sexual Violence

On the one day a week that I'm allowed to sleep past noon, I woke before dawn to a flurry of Facebook shares of one victim's soul-rattling letter to her ...

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A Flower Child at Heart

There's something refreshing about the changing seasons, and I experience it more when the trees bloom and storefronts open their doors to greet those rising from their hibernation under long ...

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Always Strive for #BlackExcellence

As much as I'd love to talk about first lady Michelle Obama's perfectly curled hair and her beaming smile, her Jackson State commencement address was probably one of the most ...

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Slay, Beyoncé, Slay

I'm proud of Beyonce for using her status as an influential performer to send a message of unapologetic blackness.

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Thank You, Jackson, for Showing Up, Showing Out

If you missed the Best of Jackson party this past Sunday, you missed an event that perfectly exemplifies why the city is so awesome.

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Conversations about (Young) Community

Once the panelists at Operation Shoestring's "Conversations About Community" began speaking, everyone seemed to realize, all at once, that we have to listen to our children.

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Aching for Tamir, Fearing for My Life

When the news broke of no indictment against the officer in the Tamir Rice case on Dec. 28, I wasn't shocked or surprised. I was disappointed, I ached for Tamir's ...