Goshorn Meanderings

Families pass down genetic traits, and some pass down professions. I imagine through careful teaching moments meant to infuse practical skills and activate generational talents. I can count on two hands the amount of times I saw my white Grandmother, Pauline, at the small but impressive wood cabin she and her husband built for their … Continue reading Goshorn Meanderings

For Juneteenth

Today marks much more than the 154th anniversary of Union ships entering Texas to inform those still enslaved of their freedom from bondage. It is, and has always been, another duality of celebration and grief for Black Americans. How can we celebrate the end of slavery in the States when we still have not fully … Continue reading For Juneteenth

To Be Mulatto in Times of Black Death | Part One

When Jesse Williams accepted BET's Humanitarian award, I wasn't paying attention. Light-skinned activists aren't an endangered species, so why should I stop what I'm doing to listen to another light-skinned male tell a group full of variously hued Black folks his vision for our liberation? My President is Black, and I certainly haven't listened to … Continue reading To Be Mulatto in Times of Black Death | Part One