A New Perspective: My Trip to the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

While I had been to this location once before, it had been for Watch Night (New Year’s Eve) service and I was there mainly to hear Jonathan McReynolds sing (insert praise hands). Today I was here for the choir and the pastor. I knew I struck gold when my man quoted Tupac and Chance the Rapper to talk about how respectability politics was cause Black people in the church to internalize suffering.… Read More A New Perspective: My Trip to the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

6 Tips for #Ratchademics considering graduate school

 1. Consider location Yea sure, that school in the woods says they have an assistantship for your time but will they pay for that security detail you’ll hire when your living quarters are sandwiched between KKK grandmasters. Also consider the type of area you wish to be in especially If considering a terminal degree. Spending… Read More 6 Tips for #Ratchademics considering graduate school

Why I’m Leaving my HBCU part 3: A university not equipped to equip me

The HBCU is supposed to feed, uplift, and build you up spiritually. At least, thus says the sacred oral text of our people, and countless research articles in hundreds of databases. And don’t forget alumni testimony service, where they preach about the goodness of the HBCU and ALLLLL it has done for them.… Read More Why I’m Leaving my HBCU part 3: A university not equipped to equip me