The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson

The Value of Black Teachers  I didn’t know until this year how immensely privileged I was during my high school and academic years. In grades K through 8, I was in upstate New York, first in Colonie/Albany, and then in a rural town in Fulton County, with a brief stint in Syracuse. Fulton County had/hasContinue reading “The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson”

The Sexist Flap Over WAP by Chris Thompson

The Sexist Flap Over WAP  After three months of consuming a healthy rotation of quasi-apocalyptic news podcasts, the first half of Public Enemy’s discography, and Rage Against the Machine’s Battle of Los Angeles, I broke the cycle with a summer jam that everyone (over the age of 18) can enjoy: Cardi B and Megan TheeContinue reading “The Sexist Flap Over WAP by Chris Thompson”

Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right by Chris Thompson

Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right A few weeks ago when I saw the hashtag #GoyAway trending, I thought that perhaps this was a new action by my Jewish family to rightfully ask gentiles to leave them alone for a minute. Because let’s be honest: gentiles have been bothering the Chosen PeopleContinue reading “Goya Away! Boycotting Brands Is a First Amendment Right by Chris Thompson”

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4thContinue reading “Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson”

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon by Chris Thompson

Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon We should probably talk about Nick Cannon and anti-Semitism in the Black Community. But first, we should talk about my formative years, because I was nearly Nick Cannon when I was a kid. As much as I rep Baltimore in my heart and soul, I was born inContinue reading “Black and Jewish: Understanding Nick’s Head Canon by Chris Thompson”