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Hope for 2019

As the new year approaches self-reflection is natural and setting goals is an almost mandatory practice. It’s usually the first thing people ask after wishing you a ‘Happy New Year’. Some view a new year’s resolution with a certain derisive scepticism but I find it a popular yet important tradition to continue to strive to be better and improve every year. Despite the fact that…

4 Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn’t the Same as Being Anti-White

In the present movement for Black lives, I’ve encountered many white people who have expressed negative, resentful, and antagonistic feelings about the unapologetic ways Black folks resist and lift themselves up. It seems, at times, as if the most “well-intentioned,” or what you might call “liberal,” of white people poignantly proclaim that #AllLivesMatter before even attempting to mutter the words #BlackLivesMatter – much less consider the very intentional relevance…

Moonlight: Masculinity and Multiplicity

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. — E.E. Cummings Moonlight, an adaption of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, written and directed by Barry Jenkins represents a cathartic breakthrough in mainstream black cinema. The movie details the…