My teen girls are dating. Since they’re not into gender they reach out to other teens based on shared interests and that ever-elusive, “spark.” My girls are so-called “mixed” or “interracial” kids. Of course, we don’t use any of those terms — they’re for the comfort of others who need to be able to place them. (To that end, dad’s a white guy from Scotland and mum’s a Black chick from Canada by way of Trinidad)
Dating’s fun and exciting. From the thrill…
Black lives have never been, and are not now a priority for the USA. Human rights advocates, judges, lawyers, specialists condemned the United States of America for its Crimes Against Humanity for its treatment of Black people, and its history of violating international law.
Human Rights Watch International found the US Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity for their treatment of Black people. This has barely been reported in the USA media.
A white woman recently asked me, “How can I support you? What can I do to help?”
She caught herself and apologized saying, “She recognized this wasn’t my responsibility.” All great. I genuinely understood and it’s fine.
But this? This exposition right here? This explanation I’m about to do makes me furious. Here is where I explain (apologize) to the white people reading this, that I understand many of you mean well. That I understand many of you are doing your work.
We have the de facto apology, “not all white people” together with signalling to the reader…
By. K. Valley`
Grandmother grew up in Tobago. Her two daughters, my mum and aunt were lived in a town called Roxborough I think it was called. Grandmother owned the local sweets shop and her own home. A home passed down from her great-great-great-great-grandfather (there might too many or too few “greats” I don’t recall!) through the women in our family to my grandmother and from her to me.
We owned the lands around that home and a few other homes and more land. All of it built up by my ancestors who put aside pennies to buy that first…
Ashley, thank you. You told me exactly what I need to know to freelance.
Your article answered all the questions I had about how to freelance. Because of your work, I am confident in my ability to submit pitches (esp in a way that will not embarrass me. Thank you.)
Your article is a little jewel of information, perfectly packaged and intelligently executed.
I award you the prize for my first ever "Best Jewel of an Article This Hour!!" Hooray!
Thank you Medium. I appreciate your gift, your vote of confidence. I’d never heard of Medium before I joined in 2020. I’d been working towards being a copywriter, the course I took was exceptional and the materials seriously focused on the student achieving the best possible outcome.
That course introduced me to Medium and I realized that’s where I want to write. I wanted to write for myself and my audience. I wanted to write about topics that moved and informed me.
I wanted stories to destroy this awful status quo we Black people exist in. But, after…
The West didn’t learn a thing from its own failures. Covid capitalism is creating vaccine nationalism and vaccine apartheid, because vaccines are being m…
Narcissists. They cannot learn. They do not fail. Therefore, they have no failures to learn from.
There is no good reason the rich world is stopping the rest of the world from producing enough Covid vaccines. We come back, in the end, to the only reasons there have ever been for tragedy and atrocity. Ideolo…
Cuba has been making their own vaccines and will be distributing them throughout the Caribbean and the world.
A nation pummelled by the US and they have acted responsibly in understanding the way forward is together.
A rebuke to the empty platitudes of the west's "we're all in this together."
… to stop an emerging holocaust? The chilling and terrifying truth is that there is no good reason. It is because nations like America are attached to capitalism, can’t admit its failures, and power figures like billionaires and intellectuals in those nations really believe that capitalism is going to solve the problem of Covid vaccines — even as disaster is unfolding around them. It’s because the average rich Westerner is clueless and indifferent, spoiled, amoral, living in a N…
Dr. Bandy Lee, yes she of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" has made the case that removing Trump wasn't enough. We have to remove all these narcissistic, dysfunctional predators currently striding impatiently at the top of the food chain.
That Canada, the US and other rich nations would block poor countries from having the ability to make the vaccine for their own use is not surprising, nor shocking. It's business as usual.
As a kid I used to be consumed by the thought "the inmates are running the asylum." It terrified me, kept me awake and filled my dreams…
The world is changing. The world is changing because brave people, together with all the people who believed we could have something better than this fought and died for it.
Too many met violent ends at merciless hands. Too many sacrificed themselves because they couldn’t live with the pain and horror. Too many died alone, forgotten. Too many lost dreams and names that we will never know but will always carry.
Some days there is too much fragility to remain upright. Dark days like those resist words and the comfort of reading. Writing only happens when the words…
Destroying white supremacy and its intersections, roots and all.