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

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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…

We Stand With Gabrielle Union

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By: Madalyn McKnight Terry Crews should really learn that silence is golden. Honestly, truly. In the wake of serious allegations regarding the treatment of actress, producer, and sports fanatic Gabrielle Union while she served as a judge on NBC’s show America’s Got Talent, she has remained behind the scenes…