It is December, which means it will soon be time for the most under-celebrated holiday ever known to man: Kwanzaa! I know what you’re thinking. Who the hell celebrates Kwanzaa? Exactly.
For many of the Occupy Wall Street protestors, it seems like venting is enough. Collective strategizing for long-term change may not be a part of the plan.
Real freedom, Touré argues, is the freedom to be Black in any way one chooses, safe from “self-appointed identity cops” who see it as their personal mission to determine the authenticity of other people’s Blackness.
The solution to youth crime is a paradigm shift, and it begins with more purpose in their lives, not more police on the streets.