Let’s Talk About The Complex History Of Black Explorers This Columbus Day

The “woke” thing to do is reject Columbus Day because of the problematic history of Christopher Columbus — mass genocide, rape and a host of other atrocities are rightly attributed to him. What is tricky is the temptation for Black people to spotlight the presence of Black explorers, instead of Columbus. Pedro Alonso Niño captained […]

Memorial Day Is The Black 4th Of July

If honest, some black people find it difficult to fully embrace all the national holidays the country holds so dear. Memorial Day, however, stands as a shining exception. It is an example of how the darkest of human sentiments and bitter realities can be redeemed by the souls of Black folk. I was taught in […]