The 300MENri Leadership Academy is a venture in Providence, Rhode Island, focused on the promotion of positive male development.
Nia King is an Oakland-based art activist and author of Queer and Trans Artists of Color. Here, she talks about artivism, selling out, and her QTPOC icons.
To the black men—and women—who died fighting for a country you believed in, even if it didn't believe in you, we give eternal thanks.
"They see us as Hulks, and paint us as so, not realizing or refusing to acknowledge that we are more so David Banners...searching for answers and peace..."
The narrative should be that absentee fathers need to step forward and manage their responsibilities, but blackness is an easy target for criticism.
Identity can be a complex beast. I was born and raised in Brooklyn to Haitian parents, and grew up in a system that only ever spoke about African-Americans.
You breakdance on my nerves and stir up all kinds of unpretty memories. And yet, I moonwalk back to you for another taste of delicious emotional freedom.
Kendrick Lamar recorded a thesis. He recorded the 2015 State of Black America for posterity. And he did it brilliantly. It’s accurate. It’s artful.
I’ve spent a great deal of time and words capturing what has been going on in Baltimore. I’ve yet to include how this makes me feel. I don’t feel very good.