I SING THE BODY BLK

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BODY THE BODY IN BLK IN THE UNITED STATES THE BODY IN HIDING IN AMERICA THE BODY FULL EXPOSURE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIKKKA THE BODY BREATHING FOR WHICH             YES             IT STILL STANDS ONE NATION    …

Re-examining My Melanin Beauty

I’ve always been considered to be ‘light skinned.’ I’m careful to say ‘been considered to be,’ as opposed to ‘considered myself,’ because this description is one that others have imposed on me before I was old enough to define myself. My mother was the first woman I could recall looking at and thinking, ‘This is…

Writing Black

I am black-ish Nah I am black Everything else is just liner notes. I am a writer Since age 10  I decided this was my true passion in my life. Shy girls must find their place I wrote because I couldn’t speak Afraid of my own voice Ink against paper just seemed quite right. So…

#BlackGirlMagic: JustLatasha Finding Humor in Uncomfortable Situations

Part one in an ongoing series called #BlackGirlMagic where I interview interesting black women spreading their magic through positive and progressive platforms. “I make racism funny, when it ain’t,” said the young budding filmmaker at her premiere screening of her new web-series. Race, always a tricky topic to cover, but JustLatasha is looking to find a…

Split The Bill Fairly – Using Affirmative Fractions

A new app called Equipay that was recently presented at a Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco promises to help you fairly split the bill when you’re out with friends— using gender and racial income inequality. How exactly? Using “affirmative fractions” (and real Bureau of Labor Statistics data). Even though the app is meant as a joke,…