I’m Tired of “Acting Right in Front of These White People”.

I've been sitting on this piece for a while. I've been trying to eloquently unpack my feelings about the ways in which society forces respectability politics on dead black bodies. I've been trying to find a method of unpacking this that would be soft and sweet and would not make anyone uncomfortable. Amidst those attempts …

Please, Do Not Wear Blackface on Halloween (Or Ever).

The thing that most people look forward to in the month of October besides picking pumpkins, eating caramel apples, and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte coming back, is Halloween. Sororities and fraternities have begun spreading their invitations to their annual themed costume parties. Dozens of commercials are being shown to encourage children, teens and adults to …