By Darius Simpson

What We Doin’ Here?

We are not in the streets solely for George Floyd. We endure a myriad of systemic oppressions, many of which come through state-sanctioned violence. We are resisting a system of repression. A history of military occupation in our neighborhoods. A long tradition of whyte terrorism against Black folks on this continent specifically. At the very…

The Protests, and Why They’ll Continue

In light of recent events, let me be open/clear via a loose timeline of my undergrad experience (in the context of student activism): Spring 2012 Freshman year at Eastern Michigan University Attend my first rally compliments of EMU-NAACP in protest of the murder of Trayvon Martin This is the first time I ever hear the…

Rest Easy Zuu

We weren’t the closest of friends in any way. A few weeks ago we crossed paths, and I could see in your face that you were tired. I said “everything is going to be ok no matter what it is,” because it was more convenient to believe that than it was for me to take…