One Yard: Black Joy Is A Form of Resistance, Too
Yeah, we know. 2020 has been on one.
It’s been a stressful, chaotic, and divisive year, and that was before COVID-19 completely disrupted the world as we know it. To say that we have all been overwhelmed is as much of an understatement as saying Takashi 6ix9ine is not good at rapping. But for Black folks it’s been especially trying times. From the pandemic to protests over the senseless murders of unarmed Black people by police, 2020 has been a reminder that there is no safe space for us.
This is why it’s crucial that we hold on to our Black joy through all the madness. Celebrating the beauty, complexities, and brilliance of our Blackness is not just self-care, it’s a defiant act of resistance. You see how the triumphant Megan Thee Stallion keeps bouncing back, twerking in high heels and killing the mic as people continually try her? Let’s keep that same energy for the rest of 2020. It’s with that won’t WE do it spirit that we present the first-ever digital HBCU Homecoming.