First off, a bit of news. I’ll be writing weekly posts on my own personal Medium page, which is right here where you are. If you like what you read on a given week, please feel free to hit the follow button so you can get more of my articles in your inbox. If you’re a regular at Medium then you know a lot of my work is over at Level, which is an incredible publication (also, shout out to Zora…I don’t write there but it’s my favorite site on the internet so you should go there, too). But this space? This space will be for the other random, unfiltered, thoughts I have. I had originally wanted to name these posts “Ball, Beats, Battlestar Galactica” because it highlights all of the bases I’m gonna cover here: sports (and race), pop culture, and some nerd culture (and race). And it would also highlight my love of The Office. Perfect, right?! Maybe I’ll have a graphic for it or something or maybe one of you geniuses will create one. This is just one big adventure so we’ll see how things pan out.
Now, with that out of the way, here’s who I am, for those who don’t know. I’m a writer. I have a book coming out sometime in the future called The Movement Made Us about my dad’s Civil Rights activism. I think it will be good and you should buy it when it’s available.
Okay, now with that out the way, too, here are some other things I’ve written lately to give you a feel for who I am for those who don’t know:
- In June I went to Brunswick, GA and wrote about Ahmaud Arbery for Atlanta Magazine’s cover story.
“It’s impossible to talk about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery without talking about its intersection with the uniquely terrifying time we are living in. On the surface, there shouldn’t be much of a connection between a Black man gunned down on the street and a global pandemic. Unlike humans, viruses don’t discriminate based on race. But a pandemic can exacerbate society’s underlying ills — and this one has overwhelmingly targeted Black people.”
- A few weeks ago, I wrote a long thing about Drake and people argued with me and called me bad names on…