“Bad Feminist”: A Lesson in Discomfort

Reading Bad Feminist made me feel the same way I used to after leaving my Fictions of Black Identity class in college. I spent the first two classes speaking up, as I usually did in small seminars, and then stewing with this nauseating feeling of discomfort knotting in my stomach. The knot grew bigger and…

Book Review: African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Twenty-Two

I have a hidden talent: I am rather gifted at randomly finding historical graphic novels about/written by Black people. This is the third of it’s kind that I’ve happened upon in the last few months, and it’s amazing. Turns out, Eureka Productions produces a series of “Graphic Classics” that adapts, you guessed it, classics into…

Book Review: March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell

As a lover of literature, art and Blackness, few things make me happier than Black art; specifically, graphic novels about Black history. It brings together all of my favorite things: intentional word, poignant images and the unadulterated truth of the Black experience in America. During one of my habitual adventures in my local Barnes and…

Things I don’t understand

Currently number 1 on the endless list of things I don’t understand is Ferguson. I am confused. I am scared. I am horrified. I am¬†terrified. I’m confused because I don’t have a clear idea of what’s going on. There is no media coverage. Whatever is going on in this city is so bad that the…