Meghan’s Oprah interview was very painful to watch if you are Black. Her descriptions of racism, and how racism and bias operate, were royal in focus but universal in experience.
Brooke Leigh Howard is a multimedia reporter for The Daily Beast and the voice of the Audio Cheat Sheet.
As Black people, we’re supposed to act as if those things aren’t there, pretend like they don’t bother us. But they’re constant reminders of our place in an Antebellum past.
When I was growing up, Timberland boots were the first fashion item that allowed me to express myself. Kamala Harris wearing them reminds us of their importance in Black culture.
“All-white protesters came to my house with fireworks, aiming at my window, calling out: ‘Fuck you and fuck the police. Black lives matter!’” Mayor London Breed recalled.
Yeezus held his infamous “Sunday Service” performance at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens, New York, where a number of regular churchgoers walked out mid-performance.