“The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~Maya Angelou
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” ~The Preamble of the Declaration of Peace
In 2016, Blackness is loved and hated; envied and despised; iconic and criminal; embraced and feared all at the same time. It is marked by hopefulness, sadness, brilliance, anxiety, rage and joy. It is the sauce and the lemonade.