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ciloh Candice Iloh

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On being present with black & brown youth today

I don’t know, man. I woke up this morning with the heaviest feeling of impending doom in my belly. I received a text message from a middle-aged white man I met earlier this year, who I’ve grown to truly love as a person that read, “I am terrified. I love you.” I knew what that text message meant before even checking the news. I knew he might not have felt so compelled to somehow...

Black women's safety at the barbershop: Why accountability is pro-black

I am my father’s first daughter. For a large part of my first 16 years on this earth, my father raised me by himself. Oftentimes this meant my daddy had to do for me many of the things mamas are resigned to doing because they are the female parent and, therefore, usually expected to know what’s best for the well-being of a little black girl. This meant if someone was going to talk to me...