Essays

“Why Ain’t There No [Sisters] On The Wall?”

Sometimes, when I look up the photographers behind the credits of my favorite magazines, newspapers,…

Transplant Exploits: Detroit’s Savior Complex

somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff not my poems or a dance i…

The Poetics Of Wangechi Mutu’s Hybrid Human

Violence is a force exerted with intent to destabilize. It’s often described in congruence with…

Melancholia, Black Moaning, And Futile Hope

Praying Protesting And knowing that there will be no peace These are, I think, the…

The New Curriculum: Reflections On The 2015 Creative Time Fall Summit

The 2015 Creative Time Summit in New York City, a two day long conference that…

Notes On Postcolonial Theory As Cinematic Fantasy

1. The genesis of this inquiry on the aesthetics of post-colonialism really lies in the…

Lace Parts: On The Work Of William Marcellus

A conventional metal folding chair is stripped to its skeleton, the surface of the seat…

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To F**K The Police: Redefining Political Rap

In 2013, in an interview with RESPECT. Magazine, Brooklyn rapper Soul Khan questioned the abundance…

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Amidst Dated Thought

“I went to the #BrooklynMuseum and what did I see? Beautiful Black men looking at…

“You Can’t Sit With Us” – New Detroit

“I feel so sorry for people who are not living in Detroit. Detroit gives us…