Dear (some) White people for the love of Martin, Malcolm, Rosa, and Harriet do us a favor, and please stop comparing yourself and other people that are not Black to Black Civil Rights Leaders. You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard the […]
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.”
This is NOT YOUR REVOLUTION. So please stop trying to own it. When a house is on fire, no one cares who has the water. And indeed, the house is on fire. Nobody owns a revolution. This is not my revolution. This is not your revolution. The very […]
Dear Pepsi: How in the HELL do you Plagiarize, Whitewash and Co-Opt An Entire Movement With One Commercial?
Dear Pepsi, I have one question for you. What in the hell were you thinking?! I suppose Pepsi was attempting to speak to the current issues of protests in the nation many surrounding the death of Black men and women due to police brutality by…wait for it…getting Kendall […]
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a champion for women’s rights. I stand on the shoulders of many women throughout history that have fought and sacrificed for me to have advantages in life. I am a proud woman and a soul survivor. I am a mother […]
Dear Mr. Bill O’Reilly, Black Women ain’t new to this. Black Women are true to this! The card that you just played is one that we have heard since our mothers were pressing our hair with a smoking hot comb off the stove and Blu Magic hair grease. […]
All you had to do was throw the ball, boy. We concealed this auction block well, didn’t we, boy? You didn’t know you were on sale, boy? Didn’t we tell you to just run, boy? Entertain us, boy. Win championships for us, boy. Stay in your place, boy. […]
“I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot with you. Don’t you think I ever wanted other things? Don’t you think I had dreams and hopes? […]
My daughter was born in Boulder, Colorado the year that JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her Boulder home. I will never forget the energy in Colorado surrounding her mysterious death. It was almost palatable. News outlets were descending on Boulder with wide-eyed reporters and armchair detectives attempting […]
Dear Ashly Judd, I recently read your Facebook Post concerning you attending a University of Kentucky Basketball game and being confronted by a Trump supporter that told you, “We like Trump”. As I read further you indicated that this exchange made you sad and frankly scared. You went […]
Have you ever experienced something and it just seemed off? You couldn’t quite put your finger on it but something in your gut said, “This isn’t right. There is something just slightly off about this.” Perhaps like when you view those Spot The Difference pictures and the pictures […]