“While there has been quite a bit of work to define the roots and elements of Afrofuturism, from my observation Afrofuturists come to the framework
Culture is the result of communities and societies creating the means, methods, and measures by which people experience and express life/death, emotions, desires, hopes and dreams. Products of culture include art and aesthetics, philosophy, rituals, food, etc. Cultural health is the capacity for a community/society to produce culture that supports its sustainability and wellness.
In this section, we explore the concept of cultural health and the barriers/challenges to it.
I Missed You. I Figure You’ve Missed Me Too.
by Dr. Herukhuti Hey there. I know it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me here. Too long. My last post was in
Reparations or Revolution, There Are Decisions to Make on All Sides
by Dr. Herukhuti As the surge in protests, looting, and uprising occurred several months ago, close friends and colleagues, unbeknownst to each other, asked me
The Problem Isn’t Merely Policing – Dismantling the Matrix of Domination
by Dr. Herukhuti In the wake of the most recent murders of and attacks against Black people, people around the world have taken to the
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa and Umoja Can Be Complicated
By Iyatunde Oshunade Folayan In 2009, I received my name at the long running Kwanzaa celebration within Detroit’s historic Black queer community. It was done
That Ain’t Forgiveness: On the Political Economy of Hugging
By Dr. Herukhuti Stop it. Stop showing the images, playing the video. Stop talking about how amazing or incredible or moving or heartwarming it was.
The Loss of Empathy: When We Can No Longer Mourn Our Dead, We Become Dust
by Dr. Herukhuti We don’t love each other, not because we don’t have the capacity. But because our trauma has so disrupted our natural instinct
Reppin’ Ain’t Easy and Some of Us Are Brave
By Dr. Herukhuti Before keeping it real was a thing, we represented. Back in the 90s and early 00s, people repped the street on which
Kevin Hart and the Racial Politics of LGBTQ Call Outs
By Dr. Herukhuti Kevin Hart is a Black comedian whose career began in the Black community. In the early 2000s, clubs like Philly’s Laff House
White Gay Men Using Crystal Meth to Enslave and Sexually Exploit Black Men
by Dr. Herukhuti I don’t do trigger warnings in my writing but I’m letting you know now that I might have written something here that