Black History Month: Georgia Douglas Johnson’s “The Riddle”

For the 12th day of Black History Month, I will recite a poem written by Georgia Douglass Johnson entitled “The Riddle”. This poem was included in Alain Locke’s anthology “The New Negro” which was a compilation of literature written during the New Negro Movement better known as the Harlem Renaissance. Georgia Douglass Johnson was an African-American poet and one of the earliest African-American female playwrights. … Continue reading Black History Month: Georgia Douglas Johnson’s “The Riddle”

Africentriguing Presents: An excerpt from history, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than. all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your … Continue reading Africentriguing Presents: An excerpt from history, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass

Tulsa Riot of 1921: The Destruction of Black Wall Street

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Riot of 1921 and the destruction of many homes and businesses in the Greenwood district (also referred to as “Little Africa” and “Black Wall Street”) of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the early 1920’s, Tulsa was wealthy on account of an oil discovery; and because of this, the Greenwood district, a predominately African-American area, flourished. It was one of … Continue reading Tulsa Riot of 1921: The Destruction of Black Wall Street

Discourse on Africana Womanism

About a month ago, I came across an interesting video of two incredible scholars, Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems and Dr. Barbara Christian (may she rest in peace), presenting their personal ideology regarding the Black women and the womanist/feminist theory. In this video, Dr. Christian explains that while she is not committed to any one term defining feminism it is a well-known political term that signifies a … Continue reading Discourse on Africana Womanism

Being African-American and Lactose Intolerant

Over 70 percent of the world’s population is unable to produce lactase[i] which is an enzyme that breaks down lactose[ii] for digestion.[1] Lactase is produced in the small intestines where it simplifies lactose allowing it to be absorbed into the bloodstream. With that said, the deficiency of lactase and the malabsorption of lactose may lead to a phenomena is known as Lactose intolerance.[2] Lactose intolerance … Continue reading Being African-American and Lactose Intolerant

Interview with RaShaad Mos: MCee from South Dallas

Throughout my lifetime I’ve been lucky to meet some of the most intriguing, inspiring people. Most of which are unaware of how much their dreams and achievements inspire those around them… myself included.  RaShaad Mos is an intelligent, talented, young MCee from South Dallas who writes and performs his own music. He just released a new single entitled “Feels and Vibes” on March 13th 2016 … Continue reading Interview with RaShaad Mos: MCee from South Dallas