Cultural Irresponsibility: Lying to Black Boys

If the year 2020 has taught me anything, it’s taught me about self-reflection; our days are numbered, our time is valuable, and fulfilling our purpose is dependent upon us. Since it’s coming to a close, I wanted to share a reflection regarding my community and our culture that’s bothered me for the longest. And that’s…

Filmmakers: Tell the WHOLE Story About American Slavery!

My mother texted me on Memorial Day and asked me if I was going to watch Roots. I simply replied, “never.” For those who weren’t aware, the History Channel commissioned a remake of the 1977 miniseries, Roots, that was based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel. Here’s a trailer for those who haven’t seen it. I’ve seen and have…