Poet, Writer, & Storyteller With Over 2 Million Readers Worldwide
Kanye’s Frantz Fanon Complex
is JAM\’s most widely discussed article. Academics, pop-culture enthusiasts and activists nationwide have discussed her analysis in academic articles, journals and books. It has been read by 158,000 readers and circulated by over 1,000 websites to date.
Please Excuse Davontaye, He Suffers From Povertenza
is a popular satirical article about how Black marginalized youth face harsher penalties in the criminal justice system than their privileged counterparts. It has been read by 530,000 readers and circulated by over 600 websites to date.
Harry Belafonte Was Right About Jay-Z
brought a pivotal discussion to the forefront, on the crosshairs of activism, and accountability among mainstream commercial artists. It has been read by 1 million readers and circulated by over 700 websites to date.
Assism Is Not Feminism
expanded the discussion on what feminism means and how it relates to imagery of women\’s bodies, capitalism and patriarchal male gaze. It has been read by 11,500 readers and circulated by over 900 websites to date.
Dismantling Collective Amnesia
is a reflective piece where JAM discusses her family\’s escape from sharecropping in the 1940s. She emphasizes the importance of memory in terms of understanding racial oppression and how it affects future generations. It was featured on Wordpress.com\’s Freshly Pressed series.
33 Brilliant Quotes From Legendary Black Women Writers
is a compilation of JAM\’s favorite quotes from some of the most celebrated Black women writers. It was read by 5,000+ readers on OurLegaci.com and circulated by 2,800 websites.
Light Girls: When Documentaries Get It Wrong
is a review of Light Girls, a follow up to Dark Girls by Bill Duke. JAM discussed a series of pertinent issues with how the film depicted the experiences of Black women with varying skin tones. It was read by 9,500 readers and circulated by over 600 websites.
What Really Happens On Vacation
is an article focusing on the ills of sex tourism along with why and how it happens. JAM bases the article on observations from her travels in Tanzania and the Dominican Republic. The article was read by 110,000 readers and circulated across the Pan African World.
The next time I’m in Philly, this exhibit will be on my list of places to go. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis (1909-1979), the first comprehensive museum retrospective of Lewis’ work since his death, on view November 13, 2015 – April 3, 2016. The exhibition[…]
Bree Newsome released an exclusive online statement on Blue Nation Review about why she removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse. Following her act of confrontational civil disobedience, Newsome gained a massive online following and over $75,000 was raised online to cover her legal expenses. In her statement, she detailed her reasons for embarking on[…]
I’m so late but there’s this new but not so new webseries that I’m in love with. Lisa and Amy Are Black, starring Lisa Mcquillan and Amy Aniobi, showcases the quirky hilariousness of the Black millennial experience, in terms of identity, cultural affiliations, allegiances, and racial perspectives. I especially enjoyed the laugh out loud “debate”[…]
Writers Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails will receive over $70,000 in funding from their Kickstarter Campaign to make The Last Black Man in San Francisco a full length film. The film will focus on the perils of gentrification that is now being experienced across the country, but specifically in San Francisco. The way things are going with[…]
View image | gettyimages.com New York Times article by Lauren A. Rivera, Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In At Work, highlighted a troubling trend in hiring practices. According to Rivera’s research, most employers select applicants based on “who they want to hang out with.” It’s called assessing an applicant’s “cultural fit,” i.e. segregation 2.0/you can’t sit[…]
Join JAM at the National Summit On Non-Violence August 16th-23rd, hosted by Black Women For Positive Change. PRE-REGISTER FOR NATIONAL SUMMIT ON NON-VIOLENCE WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014, 9AM – 5PM LOCATION: METROPOLITAN AME CHURCH, 1518 M. STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC Host your own event for the National Week of Non-Violence. Sign up Here.
Join JAM at the 8th Pan African Congress (Pre-Congress Meeting). She’ll be speaking on new media in the Pan African world. Pan African organizations and activists from across the United States and Canada are invited to participate in the first North American preparatory meeting for the 8th Pan African Congress to be convened in Accra,[…]