It Was The Nostalgia For Me… — The Pedestal Project

Click the Link below to read my thoughts on Netflix’s huge move! Last week, Netflix announced the return of several nostalgic millennial black shows to its streaming lineup. For a lot of people, it is bittersweet. Some of the stars of these shows are no longer with us, but being able to see their workContinue reading “It Was The Nostalgia For Me… — The Pedestal Project”

I Am Not My Ancestors, But I Hope to Be — The Pedestal Project

Rest in peace to two icons of the modern struggle for black equality. Congressman Lewis and Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian. Check out my latest post about respect and introspection. When I hear the phrase “I am not my ancestors” it honestly makes my blood boil. The notion that our ancestors were weak and feeble isContinue reading “I Am Not My Ancestors, But I Hope to Be — The Pedestal Project”

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Free Mississippi — The Pedestal Project

I always write about how proud I am to be a Mississippian. I attribute almost everything about who I am based on the fact my livelihood is here, the most outstanding people walking this earth were created here, and everything about my intellect stems from the education I have received here. Click the link belowContinue reading “One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Free Mississippi — The Pedestal Project”

God Loves Black Lives Too

Originally posted on The Pedestal Project:
By Madalyn McKnight First of all, let me start by stating something that doesn’t need to be said. Black Lives Matter. Every single black life. Heterosexual, LGBTQ+, Light-skinned, dark-skinned, able-bodied, handicap-able, old, young, near and far. You matter and I speak directly to YOU.  I find myself waking up…

How ‘Queen Sono’ is Giving Us Everything We Didn’t Know We Needed

Originally posted on The Pedestal Project:
By Madalyn McKnight The beauty of African media has become so much clearer to me in the last year. Between media and initiatives such as the Year of The Return, seeing the beautiful black and brown faces on television and witnessing the immense talent against a vast and varying…

Git Up, (But Don’t) Get Out

Although Outkast wrote this song many years ago, just know that you can git up and get out without GETTING UP AND GETTING OUT if you know what I  mean. Stay at home if possible. The United States has recorded 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths in less than half a year. Nothing like this has everContinue reading “Git Up, (But Don’t) Get Out”