I was finishing an essay when I got the death threat.
I experienced many firsts when I left home for college. First car, first full-time job, first time being racially profiled and first time being called n—ger. Life comes at you fast if you’re black at a predominantly white institution.
There's been no shortage of words used to attempt to describe and encapsulate "Black Twitter," which has been defined as everything from "a cultural identity on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community" by Wikipedia to (paraphrasing) "the digital version of what happens at the…
It’s Howard University Homecoming this weekend, right?
I've spent quite a lot of time being Black in my life. In fact, I've spent most of my life actively partaking in this endeavor. And do you know what I noticed during this time?