Recently it was revealed that for the first time in 20 years, American Urban Radio Networks correspondent and CNN contributor, April Ryan was not invited to the White House shit show Christmas Party. We all wonder why?
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.”
Caricature – car·i·ca·ture ˈkerikəCHər,ˈkerikəˌCHo͝or/ noun a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect. Several months ago, I remember I was standing at my closet looking for something to wear to […]
Recently Nnedi Okorafor posted on Twitter about racists telling her to go back to Africa. Dear racists on Twitter (and elsewhere), telling me to “go back to Africa” is not an insult. 🙄 — Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) November 26, 2017 My response was the following: Right! And […]
I am going to present this conversation as much as I can in its entirety, periodically drop in commentary and then follow up. What’s over? People knew he was when they voted for him and had no problem with it. When someone shows you who they are, believe […]
*This blog contains spoilers about Mudbound.* Netflix released its feature film Mudbound a story of two men, Ronsel and Jamie, who have both returned home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi. Ronsel is the son of Hap and Florence, a Black family […]
Several weeks ago, I started looking over my life and the goals that I wanted to accomplish for the remainder of the year and beyond. When I quit my job two years ago, I knew that I was on the verge of a change because inwardly all I […]
Yesterday Papa’s John’s released some bullshit a statement to kinda sorta but not really apologize for stupid and divisive comments founder and CEO John Schnatter made concerning Papa John’s earnings as related to the NFL protests led by now blackballed quarterback and GQ Citizen of the Year, Colin […]
“It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.”
Just when I think this administration cannot ‘out racist’ itself, it manages to surprise me. Only a few months ago the nation was dumbfounded when Donald Trump said there were “good people on both sides” after a terror attack fueled by racism was committed in Charlottesville, Virginia killing […]
OJ, if you don’t sit yo ass down!