This past weekend, there was a lot of Black Joy!!! I had the pleasure of spinning for the National Black Justice Coalition. In between my segments, I felt empowered, enriched and inspired for the future after hearing some of our community's most inspiring speakers, organizers and movement catalysts of our time.
I think it's important to have your voice in the room. I won't go on a rant on the forced assimilation that African Americans have experienced in this country, while other minorities voluntarily enjoy acculturation- and the nuanced struggle of experiencing that via a queer lens. But I will say that I am especially thankful for the work that #NBJC does for keeping OUR stories and the voices of black queer folks amplified.
We all know that the black struggle has a tendency to omit us and move forward without a including solution for our progress. If you understand the importance of keeping our narrative threaded in our history for our future, I will say please check out, follow and support NBJC.