It’s the morning of January 6th, 2021. Jamal Stackhouse is a 17 year old who lives in Maryland and has been following the civil unrest on social media. Jamal has always idolized law and vigilantism and he can’t stand to see how Donald Trump has corrupted the idea of fraudulent…

I don’t care if he was resisting or if you feared for your life
I don’t care if all you thought about was your kids and your wife
I don’t care if you wrote in your report you thought you saw a knife
That Black Man should be Alive today

Donald Trump suspended from all social media

On January 6th, 2021, Donald Trump vocalized his following into an attempted insurrection on the Capitol to interrupt the confirmation of Joe Biden as President. The coup attempt left 5 people dead including a woman holding a “don’t tread on me” flag trampled by the mob and a guy who…

Like seriously, look at this guy

I grew up in Alabama. One thing that always struck me as odd was the level of enthusiasm for the University of Alabama football team. I like sports. I respect athletes and their ability. But I would never wear a polo shirt and paint my face for a bunch of…

Ahmaud Arbery (1994–2020)

Everytime I see in the news of a Black person unjustly killed, my instant reactions are heartbreak and fear.
I think about my cousins in the South. Cousins who work in hospitals, work as security, work in IT. What could turn them into a statistic, a hashtag, a viral video…

Our Generation’s Rosa Parks

COVID-19 has run rampant through the entire planet. With currently over 2 million reported cases and 165,000+ deaths, it’s become one of the most rapidly horrific global pandemics in modern history.
But the problem is…the timing. See, a lot of people- especially in America, have to go to work. Currently…

An open letter to those who insist on remembering Kobe Bryant at his lowest point

Photo: Barcroft Media/Getty Images

Dear White women,

You won’t believe this, but I’m going to say it anyway: It’s okay to take time before you speak on something. That pause — that period of respectful restraint — doesn’t sweep things under a rug. It doesn’t cast a different light on those involved. In times…

Kobe Bryant (1978–2020), Gigi Bryant (2006–2020)

You won’t believe this, but…it’s OK to take time before you speak on something. Some issues, some people, and some pasts are nuanced. It doesn’t sweep things under a rug, it doesn’t paint a different light on those involved, but in times of mourning or celebration, it’s totally fine to…

Carson King

Recently I heard the story of Carson King. Carson was a college student in Iowa who held up a sign on ESPN’s “College GameDay” with his Venmo requesting money for more Busch Light and received a million dollars. He donated the million to a CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. Several corporations decided to…

Joe Budden and a couple of his nearest and dearest friends

If you’re a purveyor of social media, you’ve had at least one instance of seeing an article posted and the reactions only being based on the headline. The operation of clickbait has been long-standing as our attention spans have gotten shorter and we seemingly fail to realize the value in…

Martin Mandela Morrow

Martin is a comedian, actor, and writer as seen on Last Comic Standing & Recipe For Seduction. Follow him @martinMmorrow on all socials.

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