A short story: At Least I’m Not in East Texas

By Teka Lark July 14, 2015 Sandra Bland was found hanging in a cell in Waller County Jail in East Texas after being arrested after a traffic stop on her way to start a new job. On July 16, 2015 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Blue Line Train celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. My…

“My Nerves Bad” – a Yung VJ Omo video remix

I cranked this one out overnight after a pretty traumatic visit to not one, but THREE hospitals. How and why I got there is none of your business. Just know that when I got home I built out a new home office for myself that allowed this workflow to be the easiest one I’ve ever…

Attack of the Cracker Jack Hacks

By Yung VJ Omo Attack of the Cracker Jack Hacks An internet takedown orchestrated by one (or more) anonymous Black creatives If you are a professional photographer, and you can look a model in the eye while stating that lighting dark skin is just too difficult for whatever reason, then I might have you stored…

Social Media, White Privilege & Why Black Folks aren’t Too Sensitive

By Vanessa Leigh Lewis We live in a country where white is the default; beauty is measured in standards defined by whiteness. Racial controversies can appear small, but are common place.  Remember the racist backlash from white fans (largely millennials), when Amandla Stenberg, a young mixed race actress who plays Rue in Hunger Games discussed race…