In Salau, I saw a young Black woman, the same age as myself, who called for justice despite the harm she faced. After her death, my timeline erupted in memorials, and conversations on how to better protect Black women — how she died at the hands of a Black man who should have protected her.
I remember sitting in my grandmother’s home in Jamaica, in the sweltering heat, confused as to why George Zimmerman was acquitted after killing Trayvon Martin.
I was twelve.
Since then, countless people have died at the hands of police — their killings preserved on dashcam or bystander video, while many others were never filmed.
Kanye West exists as a polarizing figure whose talent and alleged genius is always being debated. Nevertheless, through this new album cycle for Jesus is King, a new debate has arisen — whether his declared Christianity is legitimate.
In the time preceding her much-celebrated wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle has charmed many. However, despite all the records she’s broken, all the history she has made and the love she’s received from her fans, the British tabloids revile her.
“I’m so accustomed to flames I couldn’t tell you it’s fire.” It’s a considerably ambitious line from Brockhampton’s opening track “NEW ORLEANS” for their fourth studio album, iridescence. The highly anticipated record serves as the boy band’s major label debut…