The invisible element, which we often shy away from in the black community, is the truth and reality of mental illness and exhaustion.
Mental health awareness has been an underlying theme in hip-hop for decades it just was not as clearly stated or respected until more recently.
After the death of his mother, Brian Hooper recounts the various methods of therapy that has helped him cope with his loss.
For black men, deciding to go into therapy is a choice that often comes as a last resort. We usually avoid it until it becomes a self-imposed ultimatum.
In identifying so strongly with struggling as a method of progress, it became increasingly uncomfortable to enjoy anything which came easily.
Rachel Dolezal isn't transracial; she is an appropriator of blackness. By embracing black culture, she has educated her community. But what is her identity?
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.