Shayler Richmond Barnes Jr.
Georgia’s Black Congresswoman confronts voter suppression
Georgia State Representative Park Cannon is a Black Congresswoman whose liberties were seized by authorities in Georgia’s State Building, Mar. 2021, her seemingly ill-deserved arrest is the unjust reality of how the freedoms of Black and brown Americans remain unprotected, especially Black women. By Shayler Richmond Authorities apprehended Georgia State Representative while she […]
Equity in America isn’t red or blue, it’s Black
By Shayler Richmond The unfaltering willingness of many Americans to align with hatred was made plain yet again by the narrow margins of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, and President-Elect Joe Biden’s 2020 victory; the persistent inability of America to flush out systemic oppression, emphasizes the reality that equity is not blue or red, in fact, […]
The privilege of American democracy
Shayler Richmond The privileges of American democracy have never been equitably or equally distributed, instead, non-white Americans are required to walk the line between global privilege and national oppression. Enrichment needs perspective. Already Rich Fam? Sign in Click Here to subscribe to RMD for $1 a month Subscribe for $12 a year Username Password Remember […]
The woke generation is still waking up
By Shayler Richmond ‘The woke generation,” an article I published Mar. 2017, racism has persisted and the awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices continues to grow in response to long-lasting suffering. Enrichment needs perspective. Already Rich Fam? Sign in Click Here to subscribe to RMD for $1 a month Subscribe for $12 a year […]
By Shayler Richmond Social media hasn’t always been the safest place to be angry, sad, or grieve, but the happenings of 2020 have exacerbated all of America’s inequities, simultaneously coronavirus has pushed much of our community into virtual spaces — some activists and artists have developed effective ways of using social media to […]
Poetry short film advocates for justice on behalf of Breonna Taylor
By Shayler Richmond Black, 28-year-old, Queer-artist W.J. Lofton wrote and creative directed, “We Ask for Fire” a poetry short film that eloquently provides context for America’s racial unrest by articulating the truth -- Breonna Taylor was murdered by police. Enrichment needs perspective. Already Rich Fam? Sign in Click Here to subscribe to RMD for $1 […]
‘Black is King,’ shows us why Blackness reigns.
By Shayler Richmond Black is King, is a work of art; Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter continues to shape how Black people see our world. Black is King, created space for more people to love, value, and respect being Black. Black culture is an accumulation of everything we are and everything we do. She leveraged the opportunity […]
America can no longer watch Black people burn.
By Shayler Richmond Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding What is more American, white privilege or freedom? From the perspective of the most vulnerable; we are the people being slain by police, our lives have only been lived through oppression, and all of our progression has always been the byproduct of our disruption. Enrichment needs perspective. […]
Royalé Michael’s “Second Chapter”
By Shayler Richmond Rapper Royalé Michael recently found balance by making the decision to work on himself and continue focusing on the craft he loves after moving across the country and experiencing a breakup; normally self-criticism and self-sabotage would get the best of him, but instead he shifted his mindset and grew to become […]
Rihanna says, “Tell your friends to pull up”
By Shayler Richmond Our resident savage bad girl gave an acceptance speech at the Image Awards that set the tempo for all of 2020 and it’s only February (meaning Black History month is extended till further notice); “Tell your friends to pull up,” now has a much deeper meaning and it’s time we all […]
By Shayler Richmond Dear Rich Fam, Recognizing the signs of addictive behavior, developing an understanding of the reasons you become addicted, and breaking the cycle will lift your life out of toxicity. Be honest with yourself; any habitual behavior can be an addiction. Reframe how you think about addiction; if it isn't adding then it's […]
Imani Mixon; the storyteller giving creation and beauty new life
By Shayler Richmond Imani Mixon, the Detroit-based and embraced writer and producer is defining dope through self-exploration and storytelling; she’s centering women in every conversation and empowering all to manifest their authentic self. Enrichment needs perspective. Already Rich Fam? Sign in Click Here to subscribe to RMD for $1 a month Subscribe for $12 […]