On white people gentrifying ancestorhood, racecraft, writing “How Do Black People Memorialize the Afterlives of Slavery,” and Blackness.

Karen E. Fields, author of Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Source:


i got the fried rice with it always

Source: Broke-Ass Stuart.


Kanye’s disrespect of a rap legend shows his willing estrangement with his Blackness.

Kanye West performing in a mask. Source: Unsplash.


For a long time, it was always 3 AM for me.

It’s me, y’all. A high school student drew this portrait of my face for her art class.


On Michael K. Williams, racing mosquitos, writing “Black Personhood Does Not Have Equitable Access to the Work of Homeownership,” and Blackness.

Michael K. Williams as Omar Little. Source: Industrial Scripts.


On T’Challa, Drake’s and Kanye West’s rap beef, writing “The Scar of the West,” and Blackness.

Build a Bear’s Black Panther doll. My son has one we named T’Chadwa. Source: The Wrap.

In his acting choices, Boseman stretched into past, our present…


Unpacking a legacy of racism that’s led to the erasure of Black powerlifters

Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash


On the Medium Writers Challenge and Blackness.

My desk where I spent many hours competing in the Medium Writers Challenge. I don’t smoke cigars inside no more due to me protecting baby from secondhand smoke.


Black personhood has never been able to enter American capitalism, making discussions of reentry disingenuous.

A photo of the interior of Chicken Wangz’s Little Rock location. Source: USA Food.


In life and death, segregation is the political will of the West. This is how America memorializes white death and how Black personhood developed our own way.

A photo of Salem Missionary Baptist Church’s exterior, taken from their Facebook page.

Hal H. Harris

Black on both sides. The founder of Established in 1865, a platform dedicated to exploring Black personhood. I Tweet @Established1865. #weoc

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