New blog site | herSTORY: the femme noire

Please go follow my online magazine at https://herstoryfn.com/. Posts will now be published there from #herSTORY: the femme noire every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

What’s in a name: ‘Nigga’ v. ‘Hotep’

"Nigga" is passed around like high-fives in today's society. Hip hop has allowed for the term to become more mainsteam, and through musical waves it travels through multiple communities, cultures, and countries. However, the origin of the term still stings the oppressed people that it was made to remind of our alleged inferiority. Because of …

Families being separated is about all people of color

History has a dirty habit of repeating itself. Especially if we don't learn from it and our mistakes. You'd pretty much have to be blind to any form of news to not know anything about the current immigration crisis that is plaguing the U.S. From the travel ban that was reinforced by Congress over the …

don’t touch my hair

It's a notion that every black woman feels at one point or another, and Solange Knowles captured the frustration and politics of the subject beautifully on her A Seat at the Table album in the song Don't Touch My Hair. For one, as black women, we're statistically at the bottom of the social, economic, professional totem …

New slave-traders on the rise: Why do the Kardashian-Jenners keep getting a pass?

I really have no interest whatsoever in the Kardashian-Jenner klan. I'm not fond of their pursuit and pride in being culture vultures, I don't care for their tactics of being famous for being famous, I don't care for their diva attitudes and that they find a way to make it seem as if they are …