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The Nuances of Blackness

nuance (nu·ance) n. A subtle difference in shade of meaning, expression, or sound. Being black in America has never been easy, but how we are seen and represented has certainly evolved. Who we are and how we see ourselves has likely always been a bit nuanced to the way the rest of America chooses to identify us. As a collective of diverse people, we are all human beings, are many things at once; never holding…

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Emancipation Day: The District of Columbia

The District of Columbia (D.C.) is the capital city of this country known as “the free world”. It is the only city in the U.S. that functions as a state without representation in Congress. Although it houses this country’s federal government, it has its own local government that makes forward moves. Most might know of emancipation day as the day slaves were emancipated, but in D.C. on April 16th 1862, the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act…

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