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rasheedajamu Rasheed Ajamu


Black AF. Guncle, writer, activist, educator and mentor. Breaking boundaries and binaries. #fatandboujee

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Put Some Respect On Our Names: Why Rasheed Is Just As Easy To Pronounce As Siobhan

As I go into the start of the new school semester at a predominantly white institution, I dread what has become an epidemic for Black students — roll call. While roll call is a part of what should be the easiest day for a college student, it is not for Black students. Instead of receiving the syllabus and being able to leave, like other students, we have to engage in what...

How The Heteronormative Narrative Keeps 'Black Love' From Reaching Its Full Potential

Yesterday, I made a comment about how I wasn't too keen on the show Black Love because of it's hetero and cis-normative-ness. I also added that I want to see genderqueer/non-binary persons, trans folx and people involved in polygamous relationships.A lot of ppl are head over heels for that ‘Black Love’ show. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s just...