Recent events at Mizzou remind me of parts of my experience at the University of Michigan that are pretty painful. As a student activist on campus, I often pushed back against institutional and student-body racism in a way that left me feeling vulnerable and exposed throughout undergrad. One evening I was walking down State St. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Thinking About Mizzou and Remembering Racism at the University of Michigan
Yesterday I found myself to be completely overwhelmed. I went to bed Monday before the #Ferguson indictment came down, and Tuesday morning I woke up with the realization that I made a huge mix-up in my planning to get to the airport in time to make my flight. So the morning was a hectic mess […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Last week I had the misfortune of watching the Aaliyah bioepic on the Lifetime channel. I was born and raised in Detroit, so there was no way I could miss a movie about a hometown legend who was a huge part of my music-culture growing up. Aaliyah was one of those artists who, if you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Intersection of Real Life, Politics and Lifetime Movies