Deformation, Information, On Formation

Feb. 10, 2016 by

Noise matters. Ever tried to have a conversation on a phone with poor reception, snaps, crackles and pops interrupting your ability to hear? It’s a Wednesday and you’re waiting for

a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

Sep. 2, 2015 by

story time! so when i was first deciding to come out as a gay [yes. said. just like that. lol], i really thought that the most important thing to do

The “Biology” of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Jun. 24, 2014 by

i We have been named from the outside, yet remain unknown. Needed for coherence, we have been disavowed for our fleshly capacity to derange normativity. We – us blacks and

blues clues

Feb. 12, 2014 by

Kanye was certainly not the first to say, when he told Sway, “you ain’t got the answers…!” This is a rather common reply to people who opine about, and argue

blues for mister charles

Feb. 10, 2014 by

i Our time is not unique. Ours is an ongoing rupture of violence and violation that was set loose into the world as far back as 1492, though the logics

an oversimplification of words

Jan. 28, 2014 by

i Roy Grimes disagrees with his mother and their disagreement is within the tradition of what might be called black disbelief. Black disbelief, it seems, is a refusal of the

to be well fed

Jan. 3, 2014 by

i. We are a discarded people. But perhaps such being discarded may prove to be cause for celebration. We are off to the side and undergrounded, indeed, but even still,

every black girl needs a makeover: for rachel jeantel

Dec. 11, 2013 by

I I believe in Black Study.[1] Black Study, for me, is a spiritual and performative practice of sociality, resisting normative theologies and philosophies. Black Study is about the ability for