(Butch Dill | AP Photo) In this Nov. 6, 2018, a man wears a hat with President President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan in Montgomery, Ala.

As the end of the Trump era begins coming to a close, America is more divided now than it has been since the start of the Civil War. With his rhetoric, subtle racism, and the ability to use the power of media to spread his dog-whistle rhetoric. Donald Trump took his message to 40% of the US population, grouping them under the banner of “Make America Great Again,” signaling to them, “I’m here to save Whiteness.”

What is Whiteness? An unfairly privileged exclusionary category, based on physical features, most notably a lack of melanin. The concept of Whiteness was an…

Malik Shakur

73% of the American population is white. During the 2020 election season, 56% of white women voted for a racist, bigoted, sexist, misogynistic president. So the question Black and Brown women must ask themselves is, is being a part of the feminist movement the best movement to meet their wants, needs, and desires… it is not.

I have a long-held belief that Feminism is a white space for White women. Black and Brown bodies are only needed to make the organizational movement seem more extensive and more powerful. These same White women use celebrities’ power to trick Black…

As I continue to watch the returns, many of my friends have texted or called, wondering what I thought about the election as it proceeds from the night-to-day and possible tomorrow. In their voices, I could hear the anguish and the anxiety of what America would become if Donald Trump were reelected. As I listened to the predictions, pundits (on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC), and attempts to keep people calm, the one thing that is never discussed is the power of whiteness. …

How Black & Brown People survive in a pandemic

So very often when things go wrong and they are health crisis it is black and brown people the working poor who do the work that is necessary to keep the world turning very different of my wrote a post That gives a peek into the reality of black and brown people working in healthcare they are seldom scene that are required to be there who put their health and their family safety at risk. These are her words and my cosign!

An Open Letter To America

By Lori Bullock

Many…

On July 4, I found myself in a familiar location refusing to celebrate America’s independence when her history has and continues to perpetuate her racism, bigotry, sexism, and homophobia upon her citizens of color. This fork in the road, is a place where Black men and women eventually come, when the mind & soul merges, and in a flash, clarity awakes them out of a long deep sleep into the reality of who they are in a society that allows their characters to be defined by the lies told upon my people and the color of our skin.

Being Black…

Malik Shakur

I’m a writer, producer, actor, director, digital entrepreneur, advisor, passionate lover, a IP lawyer and unapologetically BLACK!!!

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