Tag Archives: gender in the african american community

March 21

On Pseudo-Feminist Playboys

In this video, I discuss encounters with “brothers” who call themselves allies of Black women nd wax eloquently about women’s rights for all the wrong reasons.

November 23

Monsters Next Door: Confronting Sexual Abuse and Internalized Misogyny

On November 18th Medium published an opinion piece on why it is problematic to continue listening to and supporting R & B singer R. Kelly. In “It Is Not Okay to Listen to Accused Serial Rapist R. Kelly”  Nathan Slavik powerfully enunciates the allegations against Kelly, asking the reader to visualize  the ordeal of the […]

September 25

Act Like A Queen?

In today’s short vlog I share an observation inspired by both the season premiere of Scandal and my dealings with a particular sector of my community:  

August 19

We Queens Or Nah?

My thoughts on the enthusiastic reception that “Straight Outta Compton” has received and the contradiction it shows. The term ‘queen’ is often used in some circles in reference to African-American women but our actions show we don’t really believe that:  

In Search of The Pedestal: How My Dissatisfaction with Gender in the Black Community Led Me to Islam

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”-Malcolm X Today marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of slain Civil Rights leader Malcolm X. There is no leader I revere more than the man […]