Creed III might be the greatest sequel of all time and raises the bar for what we should expect from franchise movies
Author: The Armchair Commentary
I wrote a book, and now you can buy it
My first book, I Won't Shut Up: Finding Your Voice When the World Tries to Silence You, tells the story of how I found my voice in a world that is cruel to Black women, especially loud Black women like me.
Pass the Mic: Ally’s Leave Loud Story Part 2
Ally shares the second part of her #LeaveLoud story.
Pass the Mic: Ally’s Leave Loud Story Part 1
Ally shares why she chose to stop worshipping in white churches after spending most of her adult life worshipping and serving in white Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
Review: Voices of Fire
Can the power of music heal the racial divide in America? Bishop Ezekiel Williams hopes so, which is why he set out to build the world’s most diverse gospel choir. Bishop Williams, pastor of Faith World Ministries in Norfolk, Virginia, sees music as a unifying force that can bridge divides and shape his predominantly Black… Continue reading Review: Voices of Fire
Donald Trump and the assault on truth
I know that I'm stating the obvious here, but I'm going to state it anyway in case it isn't obvious to everyone.Today, Donald Trump will launch another campaign. This campaign will consist of both legal action and disinformation as he seeks to find a way to win the election that he has more than likely… Continue reading Donald Trump and the assault on truth
The school-to-prison pipeline in the virtual classroom
Children should not have to navigate the same racism that they experience at schools in their own homes.
I’m concerned that you are playing a losing game in which you trade your dignity for a few crumbs of approval. The game dictates that you trade parts of yourself, your identity, and your culture for a set of fringe benefits. The problem is that these benefits (such as access to networks and opportunities) require you to continue to give these parts of yourself away until you are molded into the image of the Model Negro.
Black Lives Matter, but everything ain’t Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter organization is one of the scores of organizations that are invested in the liberation of Black people and the dismantling of systemic racism. There are also scores of grassroots organizations and groups that are acting under the presupposition that’s Black Lives Matter, but are themselves not aligned with the organization. There… Continue reading Black Lives Matter, but everything ain’t Black Lives Matter
Who asked for this? A White Christian Nationalist painting depicts Black ancestors praying for Trump
Jon McNaughton's painting "Legacy of Hope" is a literal illustration of what it means to take the Lord's name in vain.