I had some thoughts about last night’s 2022 election, particularly Georgia. So many people have asked, “How could Stacey Abrams lose the Gubernatorial race in Georgia?” Let me explain to you how. Below is the, One Night In Miami scene I referenced in my video. And please note […]
Hannah L Drake is a blogger, activist, public speaker, poet, and author of 11 books. She writes commentary on politics, feminism, and race and her work has been featured online at Cosmopolitan, The Bitter Southerner, Harper’s Bazaar and Revolt TV. In 2019 during Super Bowl Sunday, Hannah’s poem, "All You Had To Do Was Play The Game, Boy," which addresses the protest by Colin Kaepernick, was shared by film writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay, and then shared by Kaepernick. The poem has been viewed more than two million times.
Hannah’s commentary on life and challenging others to dream bigger have been recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama. Hannah Drake was featured on the Tom Joyner Morning Show with Jacque Reid to discuss her international movement, Do Not Move Off the Sidewalk, which addresses the power of holding your space. Hannah was selected by the Muhammad Ali Center to be a Daughter of Greatness which features prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice. Hannah was selected as one of the Best of the Best in Louisville, Kentucky for her poem Spaces and recently was honored as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Kentucky Governor recognizing an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to community, state, and nation. Labeled as a change agent, Hannah’s message is thought-provoking and at times challenging, but Hannah believes that it is in the uncomfortable spaces that change can take place. “My sole purpose in writing and speaking is not that I entertain you. I am trying to shake a nation.”
I do think many people, including myself, had hope for Kanye. We wanted ‘College Dropout,’ ‘George Bush doesn’t care about Black people, ‘ Kanye. We wanted, ‘My mama was raised in the era whenClean water was only served to the fairer skinDoin’ clothes, you woulda thought I had […]
We have been to war in this city, and everyone looks the other way. Where are the free mental health services for a community you sent into war? Every day it is a challenge to find any peace. We exist between two crosses -fight and flight. Years later, many of us are just going through the motions. Silently fighting a war inside. Trying to recover from the storm of one lie.
Recently a clip from a Father’s Day sermon titled Real Men Pour In by megachurch pastor TD Jakes has caught backlash on social media. In his sermon, TD Jakes advice to women is to be careful pouring too much into men because men are designed to pour into […]
Today marks the celebration that the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Today, I ask you, what to the Black Woman is the 4th of July? The 4th of July is a day celebrating a […]
Another day on social media. Another day that a Black woman is being labeled as “angry.” It is exhausting to repeatedly hear this tired and basic trope used by White people to describe Black women. Any time a Black woman makes you feel uncomfortable, she is labeled as […]
Earlier this year, I planted two Colocasia Esculenta, also known as Elephant Ears. I used the same pots, soil, water, and placed them in the same location in the sunlight. As the weeks went by, I noticed only one of them was growing. I continued to water them […]
(At the outset of this blog, let me say, I fully understand that if someone cheats, it is because they want to cheat. No one forces anyone to cheat on their partner. This is not a blog about that, so please do not make it about that. I […]
As we enter June, it is the celebration of Pride Month. Before Pride became a celebration, it started as a protest. June 28, 1969 (MY BIRTHDAY!) marks the start of the Stonewall riots in which the queer community responded to a police raid that began at the Stonewall […]
In my writing and speaking, I love to talk to Black women and use my work to elevate the voices of Black women and encourage Black women to be the best versions of themselves. Throughout the years, most of my work has been centered around racism and getting […]