Ahmaud Arbery: When Justice Is Bittersweet

I wish that I could celebrate justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Twenty-one months after he was brutally murdered for the perceived crime of “jogging while black,” there would be this big sense of relief. But something in my spirit cannot rest. …

Alec Baldwin: When White Privilege Trumps Accountability

I am not here to defend Alec Baldwin; he is a rich celebrity white man living in Amerikkka; his protectors have already lined up for miles and have exhausted themselves and us, defending his honor. …

I Quit Today

It’s been a long time coming! After months of battling MS (Multiple Sclerosis), gambling with my health, and working without a pay raise in eight years (Yes, you read that correctly), I gave my notice to my Department Chair that I will not be returning next semester.

Kirk Franklin: Knuck If You Buck

In a recording that made all the good Christians cringe and start wagging their judgmental tongues and made all the sinners salivate at the thought of catching a hypocritical Christian in a major scandal, Kirk Franklin’s 33-year-old son released an audio of a profanity…

Sharon Osbourne: Miss Millie Lives On

I remember being nine years old and watching The Color Purple and being riveted by the overall struggles of Black people, but Black women, yet beaten down by men and society that they loved and contributed vastly to but did not love them in…

Meghan Markle: Hate the Skin She’s In

Meghan and Harry gave a stunning interview with Oprah Winfrey last evening. None of the allegations that they revealed about the Royal family’s racism shocked me. Royals, just like their American counterparts have been racist since 1619 and before. …

Keep Dr. King’s Name Out of Your Mouth

We have reached that time in the year where it is time to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. True to form, every year some well- meaning white person posts, a feel-good quote about love and peace…

Neither One of Us

The following is an excerpt from a short story for my debut short story collection entitled, You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

I miss her, with her breath I take, with every beat of my heart, from the pure depths of my soul. I stare…

Cardi B: Unbothered and Untamed, Which Is Why You’re Mad

Nothing bothers sexists and racists alike, more than an unapologetic and self-assured woman. I remember reading, Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, in my freshman English class, and I was struck how the protagonist Janie Crawford was…

Corey B. King

Writer, Professor. Published my second book, I Have Some Shit to Say, memoir/essay collection in 2018! You can find me on Twitter at @coreybking

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