Illogic is a response to messages that are beamed at us constantly in the media that are supposed to provide a framework for action and thought. Illogic is the only tool capable of destroying the current logic of being that is our illiberal society.
Dear Jadie [and all the other Black girls growing up in a world that erases them and still expects them to carry a nation on their backs], Keep your head up. Keep your back straight. Keep your eyes open. You have your grandmother’s eyes and the world needs that light to guide it out of … Continue reading Letter to My Niece [and All the Black Girls Struggling in America]
Below is a copy of a speech I gave at a Jews United For Justice Event on Black Lives Matter. It was a great night and I'm really proud to have been a part of it. It was hard to come up with the words to use to express my feelings in the right … Continue reading A Complex Argument For Love
*If you are looking for the speech I gave at Sixth and I please click here* I was reminded today that there is no cosmic scale weighing the oppression of Blacks in America. There is no ledger listing the wrongs that have been done to us. There is no mystic reckoning that will bring wholeness. … Continue reading An Argument for Operating with Love
We did not create our Blackness. It was imposed upon us . But we accepted it, and made it beautiful and now we love it. Why is it so hard for them to do the same? There is a part of me, underneath the indignation and the pride, beneath the bluster and … Continue reading Black boy, White Spaces: An Unfinished Poem
It has been a rough week. A week that has forced me to think a lot about family, the bonds we build and the comfort we provide each other. It was also a week of tremendous social upheaval in Ferguson, MO. Already the conversations about Ferguson on Facebook and Twitter were giving me anxiety as … Continue reading Processing #igotthetalk While in Mourning
1.My life in the Smaller Yet Still Impressively Vast Left Wing Conspiracy 2. The New New Negro 3. Blacker Than Obama 4. The Blackest Man Around—Why All My Friends Are White 5. The Unbearable Boughieness of Being 6. Vegan Straightedge in the Era of Beer and Bacon 7. Vegan Straightedge [and other things I’ve tried … Continue reading I Reject Your Bourgeoisie Notions and Other Potential Titles For My Memoir