Ms. LAURYN HILL-BEYOND BEING WOKE PART 2

Ms. LAURYN HILL-BEYOND BEING WOKE PART 2

In this second installment, Malik Crumpler continues with his nostalgic Mis-Education journey. Here he looks at the fall out from that defining album. Ironically, while the album certainly propelled Lauryn Hill to stratospheric levels of adulation, it is the negative...
BEYONCÉ MIGHT JUST BE THE ULTIMATE BLACKKKLANSMAN

BEYONCÉ MIGHT JUST BE THE ULTIMATE BLACKKKLANSMAN

With the accolades rolling in for Spike Lee’s “smart” allegory about the Trump presidency being the ultimate mainstream iteration of the Ku Klux Klan, it prompts one to ruminate on the pinnacle of the modern black klansman, Beyoncé, who has somehow managed to...
DISPLACEMENT AND IDENTITY

DISPLACEMENT AND IDENTITY

In her first piece for #itchysilk poet, writer, filmmaker, and vocalist, interdisciplinary artist,  Jamika Ajalon discusses displacement and identity. Through her own personal journey from her native Amerika through Europe the issues regarding these contentious...