Sunday, December 17, 2017
Authors Posts by Jacqueline Bediako

Jacqueline Bediako

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Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Is a Love Letter to Black Power, Black Activism

The video for "Formation" gives birth to a venerable and radical Beyoncé; it captures the mighty city of New Orleans as a symbol of beauty, resistance and spirituality while condemning police brutality and the...

Saying ‘I’m Not Racist’ Isn’t Enough: How White People Still Keep Blacks in the...

Equality means that if brown water isn’t good enough for white children, then it isn’t good enough for Black children. Simple. Flint, Michigan, is 56 percent Black, and with the realization that many Flint residents...

How White Privilege Allows White Men to Survive Police Encounters

Police would rather kill a Black man than let him get away. Fact. Black men who dare to run for their lives trigger moments of explosive rage shown by police-terrorists. Evidence tells us that police...

Overworked and Under Paid: Why Is This a Reality for So Many Black People?

Why does money seem to disappear shortly after you’ve been paid? When the cost of things like food, clothing, shelter, transport, and health care is just too damn high it's no wonder many are...

The Daniel Holtzclaw Case And Black Women’s Fight to be Victims

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, allegedly engaged in repeated acts of sexual violence against Black women. For many reasons, Holtzclaw, 28, was able to continue on his brutal tirade of violence,...

Understanding the Arrest of James Blake Through the Lens of White Sympathy

People who are my acquaintances and friends on Facebook have expressed horror at the arrest of 35-year-old James Blake who was “mistakenly identified” as a suspect in a fraudulent credit card ring. Blake, who found...

Why Black Women Make the Best Partners

Black women just aren’t given the praise we deserve. We are spectacular, loving, funny, intelligent, beautiful and creative. As a Black woman, it’s just too easy to speak about how wonderful we are. Black women...

Does the Black Hair Industry Rely on Self-Hate?

Afro hair and beauty is part of a million-dollar industry — Korean-Americans have capitalized on selling products to meet Black women’s hair and beauty needs. In the United Kingdom, a different immigrant population has...

Driving While Black: A Certain Route to Death

If you’re driving while Black, your time is limited. So savor the comforting voice of your partner, the tiny fingers of your newborn child, the beauty of the trees in the summer light, and...

Can We Secure Freedom by Owning Less?

Like a gambler lost in the pretense of winning money, I was once blinded by a need to acquire shiny new things. I sought therapy in consumerism and believed that material objects would add...

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