Gif from Google search. It has been a growing trend in social media but has now entered the realm of public discourse. The topic began very long ago, stretching back to the 1800s and 1960s. ‘Ho’ and ‘hoe’ have been used and spelled interchangeably within the past few years from pop songs to common conversation. […]Read more "The Era Of The Ho."
Leading up to his new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, Macklemore released White Privilege II today and there are some mixed feelings towards it. Calling out the likes of Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, Macklemore addresses exactly what white privilege is within the political, social, and musical spheres, of our daily lives. Some have […]Read more "Black People, Macklemore’s New Song Is Not For You."
Featured in this piece are screenshots of Kylie Jenner’s photoshoot with Steven Klein for Interview Magazine. The full interview with Kylie Jenner, conducted by Interview Magazine‘s Senior Editor, Chris Wallace, is available here. ALLEN JONES Allen Jones, 79, is a British sculptor and artist. Jenner’s latest photoshoot with Steven Klein, is based on Jones’s 1969 […]Read more "Kylie Jenner Can Walk But Chose To Sit."
I was approached by SlutWalk Ottawa and asked to speak on diversity. On August 25th 2015, I was honoured to speak to a group of remarkable, courageous, and warm individuals, unified to fight for change. Below are the words I delivered. Stay connected with SlutWalk Ottawa on their Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Then, head out […]Read more "How To Include More Diversity Into Slutwalk Ottawa?"
45-year old father of five, Andrew Loku (who was mentally ill), was fatally shot dead by Toronto police early on Sunday, July 5th. Eyewitness Robin Hicks told of what occurred that fatal morning. According to Hicks, three women living on the floor above Loku’s apartment on Gilbert Avenue were being rather noisy. Loku, armed with […]Read more "Andrew Loku Brings #BlackLivesMatter To Toronto"
Black women are placed in an exhibition of glass ceilings. From the way we appear to our characteristics, we are not given much leeway for either. Black women are stereotyped from our core out, boxing us into a narrow embodiment. Black women are either too ‘ghetto’ or too ‘white,’ making the possibility of the intersectional aspect within […]Read more "#BlackWomensLivesMatter – Black Women Need Social Media // An Open Letter."
This post is an open letter to anyone who is against the attendance of Kanye West at Ottawa, Ontario’s annual Bluesfest Music Festival this year. Let us begin. Kanye West was born on June 8th 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Ray West, was one of the former Black Panthers and the first ever black […]Read more "Hey 613, Don’t Like Kanye? Here Is Why. #YeezyAtBluesFest2015"