The question of “What is the right way for Black women to be feminine?” has become a crucial point of debate in recent years, especially on social media where people showcase their femininity in various ways.
We need a story we can release our pain and anguish on, a story that allows us to reckon with this new coming of the Cold War, and reckon with a Cold War we never really put to rest, without reminding us of our powerlessness and of our guilt. That story is Laika the space dog.
The South Side of Chicago is known throughout the world for the direct violence that occurs there. However, the direct violence results from the structural violence occurring through institutions and policies that have taken away the lives of thousands of Chicagoans for almost a century.