A Requiem for Black Intellectualism

Michael Eric Dyson penned an essay paying homage to the black digital intelligentsia in 2015 that paid homage to names that had some level of household recognition amongst black folks as well as some non-black circles naming people such as Ta-Nehesi Coates, Jelani Cobb, Melissa Harris Perry, Marc Lamont Hill, Jamilah Lemieux and Salamisha Temet. […]

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Bernie Sanders, a Post Mortem

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party.”   These words formally ended the broad based political revolution that Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, had campaigned for so viciously.  Just like that.  In fact, Sanders’ political revolution ended the moment he failed to secure enough delegates.  His words as […]

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Waiting on the Movement

Last August, as the steam gathered behind the national sentiments of anger following the death of Michael Brown, I kept waiting for the moment that something or someone was going to grab the reins and take it to the next level.  As the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter emerged and assumed a life of its own, I kept […]

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