Ishena Robinson
Writer, speaker, finesser, and a fly dresser. Jamaican-American currently chilling in Chicago.
Oct 21

I’ve said it before: being Pan-Africanist & having a global view of BlackLivesMatter has enriched my life, but the pain and burden are increased as well. The unpunished murders of our people have been psychically catastrophic. The police here, in Nigeria, everywhere. Nigeria just had a bittersweet 60th birthday on the Read more

Oct 11

Speaking of 21st century resurrections of racist hubris, was talking to a local politician about possible racist violence and police inaction at the election places like during Reconstruction (I had sent him Harriot’s Clapback warning from Friday). He said he witnessed a Trump parade of between 40-60 pickup trucks Read more

Oct 10

This is THE coolest! I remember her from her appearances on GMA talking about personal finance issues. She was so intelligent and personable and able to translate complex ideas to the average viewer’s level that, I loved to see her. I also felt she was her own authentic self, maybe because she rocked her own short Read more

Sep 13

Her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian. You have it the other way around in the post.

Sep 8

This show is getting better and I feel like there are a lot more unpleasant surprises ahead. I was starting to feel sympathy for Montrose but that is lost now. I think he is doing what he thinks is best to protect his family but that flimsy excuse has historically been used to commit countless atrocities. Read more

Sep 6

many complicit actors in Donald Trump’s reign of horror keep trotting out with tell-all books to further profit Read more

Sep 4

I really wonder what’s going on at Delta. They’ve been really aggressive about enforcing mask-wearing on their flights even to the point of permanently banning people from flying on their planes and now this. Tossing Karen off the flight is one thing but an upgrade and a “Black Lives Matter” Delta pin? I’m stunned. If Read more

Sep 3

I wonder how all the black people that missed out on jobs, funding, etc. feel about it though. That type of thing has both an economic, professional, and mental and emotional effect. She didn’t just steal culture , she stole opportunity that would have benefited actual black people on multiple levels. I hope she gets Read more

Sep 3

It is pathetic when white women who previously wanted no part of any WOC beyond a cursory level suddenly find some ‘colored’ heritage or an ethnic name they can use to invade WOC spaces. Or a slot that should belong to a WOC. Not out of genuinely wanting to be a part of what was happening in those spaces but to Read more

Aug 31

This was really all I had the time or interest to engage in. I already said what I said.

Aug 31

Wait, before we get into the news, which is important, what’s really important is these kente cloth-wearing white people because that shit was hilarious. And so was the kneeling. I mean I know that the GOP is off the hook in their craziness, and as the secretary of minutes for the black folks, I have to say that this Read more

Aug 28

Pretty much right after footage of the Rittenhouse incident as publicized, conservative-culture news media and the conservative-sympathetic blogosphere started defending him. Maybe they also made fun of Mr. Huber with the skateboard for “trying to take on” somebody who literally had him outgunned.
Whiteness—not Read more