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Social Justice

Endnotes to “The Story of O.J.”

“Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga. Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga. Still nigga, Still nigga.” -Jay-Z On June 30, 2017, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) released his 13th studio album 4:44, arguably the most personal and socially conscious album of his career. Subscribers to his online streaming service, Tidal, are privy to […]

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Class

Young, Gifted, Black and Privileged

I’m the oldest child of the new generation of Blackness in my family. My elders made their way from 1970s Crown Heights, Long Beach and Acre’s Home, Houston to upper middle class America. They also taught me that education is what changed their lives. I’m the child of a Black electrical engineer and a Black […]