Monthly Archives: September, 2016

A common sentiment among American sports fans is that sports is a place for escape.  That sentiment at bare minimum is a very simplistic example of say it with me….Privilege.  Yes, privilege.  While a break from everyday stress is something most people can appreciate, the idea that sports can somehow provide an escape is a luxury that African-Americans and other people of color simply do not have.  Comments like “I watch sports to escape life and politics”  or “I just want to be dumb for a while” especially in the midst of the ongoing demonstrations by athletes against police brutality…

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To the fourth grade teacher who did nothing but be black, beautiful, and a woman, I decided to write you a letter through a media outlet because I know you’ve been receiving a lot of negative attention through other websites. I also hear that because of the attention you’ve been getting that you’ve also been reprimanded by your school. I hope that’s not true, but if it is than I’m sorry. I’d like to say that all of the attention you’ve been receiving is because of what you’re wearing, but I’m afraid it’s so much deeper than that. You see…

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With all that is going on in the world, there is one thing that remains a constant necessity for people, and that’s music. We can get wrapped up in the constant stories of injustice and overall evil in the world, but any real artist will tell you that art imitates life, and some of that turmoil makes its way to our music. Telling the truth in your songs is something that we need, but it’s like Andre 3000 said “sometimes we just need music to be fun.” That concept gets lost on the world now a days because fun seems to…

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