Poetry Corner: A Chance’s Ballad

Ms. Dyson, I wanna believe but how am I supposed to have faith when I walk in these streets. vacos, hookers and needles Everything around me was designed to defeat me. Yea I hear what you saying and trust that you’re true but none of that is helping me deal with the constant red and... Continue Reading →

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Black Mizzou: We Are The Elite

The University of Missouri, better known as Mizzou, has a sea of problems.  The biggest problem being systemic and blatant racism, classism, and gender based violence.  My alma mater has been in the news over the last few years and few of the reports are positive.   I graduated in December 2012.  I spent 3... Continue Reading →

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Many days, I have listened to the soulful tune of Nina Simone. Nina Simone the musical legend. Nina Simone the activist. This past Friday, I FINALLY got the chance to catch the documentary titled What Happened, Miss Simone. For several months I had been urged to watch the film on Netflix. However, I never had... Continue Reading →

Being Black v. Being A Woman

When I was in college, a friend and myself were educators of relationship and sexual violence prevention (RSVP) for our university.  As you can imagine, a group of educators for RSVP issues are full of activist and young people motivated by what I call ist-isms (think all things political and justice related).  My friend and... Continue Reading →

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