Quiet as kept, Steve Stoute is a pioneer and I'm here to tell you why.
Historically, Black men have been presented as irresponsible and brutish. Jay-Z shatters that stereotype, constructing a different image of Black masculinity.
"We are each other's business..."
Black children are under pressure every single day to present themselves in ways that scream assimilation.
There are no "better Blacks"; there are just Black people who deserve freedom and all the joy it encompasses.
Our love, and the joy which stems from it, is an act of resistance.
Shepherds don't just lead a flock - they ought to know and cater to the needs of their flock. It's pretty clear that one of those needs is equal pay for Black women. We give so much, and often out of so very little - only to receive less than minimum in return.
For Black people, each loss - that is violent and political in nature - becomes a hashtag, a public tallying of the systemic brutality and oppression we experience.
Justice simply means to do what is right and to correct what is wrong.