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Contributor Spotlight: Daniel Johnson

The Abernathy contributor spotlight series shines the spotlight on our brilliant authors. If you’d like to write for Abernathy, please submit your best work here. Why is writing important to you? For several reasons, writing is, for me a way to both heal myself and to attempt to heal or address longstanding issues that need […]

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Patriarchy Patriarchy Series

Epilogue: After We Smash Patriarchy, What Comes Next?

This is the final article in a patriarchy series—from the mouth of a Black man to the ears of Black men—written by the multi-talented Daniel Johnson. Subscribe via email. A common question from Black men when the topic of patriarchy is broached is the question of “What will we replace it with?” I read this […]

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Patriarchy Patriarchy Series

It is Not the Duty of Black Women to Smash Patriarchy

This is article four of five in a patriarchy series—from the mouth of a Black man to the ears of Black men—written by the multi-talented Daniel Johnson. Subscribe via email. Often, the loudest voices raised against patriarchy are those women that it oppresses the most harshly, quite similar to the way that the loudest voices […]

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Art Blackness Poetry Police Brutality

The Quiet Revolution

The quiet Revolution of being Black in America Where our bodies are always on auction blocks We are bought and sold for fragile egos Where our defiance is listed under justifiable homicide Justice is a word we don’t know and we are told to just go along Even when the police are hell-bent on violating […]