“Jermaine,” Ms. Willard said, as she took the seat beside me. The other students elbowed each other on the way out the classroom. Looking me in the eyes, Ms. Willard asked, “Why don’t you speak the way you write?” I stayed up for nights on end… I tilted my head to the side. At theContinue reading “Speak the Way You Write, She Said”
Category Archives: black lives matter
Potential Chicago Mayor Paul Vallas is on a Warpath
With over 85% of votes in, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is in third place, grasping at the heels of Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson respectively. With the chances favoring Paul Vallas as the winner, the implications of his tenure as Chicago’s mayor could be polarizing. Although he seems like a good candidate, Paul Vallas wouldContinue reading “Potential Chicago Mayor Paul Vallas is on a Warpath”
Ye: White Dollars Matter
Reluctantly, I address the rapper and fashion icon Ye’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirt controversy. I’ve been hesitant to because, although I don’t know Ye personally, I’ve come to know his tactics. Right before he releases an album, a new shoe or style, he does something drastic. He gave his support to Donald Trump and thenContinue reading “Ye: White Dollars Matter”
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Comes Out as Nonbinary?
Did Rick and Morty Wear Blackface?
Rick and Morty Show is Racial?
Texas Mass School Shooting
Brittney Griner: Runaway Black Girl Theory (RBGT)
Imagine LeBron James gets on a plane to Russia only to end up a prisoner to the country at a time it is at war with a country the U.S. is supplying with weapons and other aid. The headlines would be innumerable, and the outrage would be tangible. Every reporter to politician would be seekingContinue reading “Brittney Griner: Runaway Black Girl Theory (RBGT)”
TV Show “Woke” Puts Me to Sleep
Jermaine Reed, MFA is a college professor and writer from Chicago, who creates fiction, nonfiction and local and national news stories. Please join Jermaine’s email list to get notifications on new blog posts, writing advice and free books. Get his recently released Science Fiction novel A Glitch in Humanity by clicking here. Follow J Reed on Twitter @jreed913 . *SpoilerContinue reading “TV Show “Woke” Puts Me to Sleep”