Black Rage and the Invisible Black Body

I am here to talk about silence. And the violence of it.  How it traumatizes the body that practices it as well as the bodies it is imposed upon. I want to talk about how it (silence, I mean)—and I made up this word—invisibilizes.  And how that act—to render someone, a body, invisible is violence. [...]

If you have ever loved a black boy

boy /boi/ n. human male child I was probably in 7th grade, crushing on one or many, the first time I felt real tears for a black boy.  One I didn't know and because the evening news reported I never would.  My friend told me we were not connected; that there would be others to [...]