Like Water-Words of the Serpent and Achilla’s adaptability.

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” –Bruce Lee.  Many people…

Andre Ward-Boxing’s next black hero refuses to be the villain.

Portraying black men as villains is not new to American culture, and light-heavyweight boxer Andre Ward has learned this dynamic through experience. Ever since Jack Johnson won the heavyweight title and Birth of a Nation released soon after, America has shown that black men make the most headlines when they’re painted as the bad guys,…

The Johnson Twins-What does the future hold for Achilla’s students?

Achilla Johnson spent most of the Nephilim Chronicles series working alone, or begrudgingly with a partner when she had a common enemy with someone else.  Now that she’s ushered Apollo and Athena Johnson under her wing, what has she taught them, and how will they work together to defeat Artemis? Well obviously, telling you that…

Civil Rights with Donald Trump-the New Deal for Black America

Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect, it’s time to actually examine his policies, including those for the black community.  For anyone who forgot, Trump’s relationship with black people isn’t exactly stellar. The Justice Department sued him for racial discrimination, he called for the Central Park Five’s execution and still thinks they’re guilty, and he…

The Serpent-Why did Artemis get the cover?

  Normally Achilla Johnson gets the cover in the Nephilim Chronicles series, but this time Artemis Harris takes her spot because she will be a more formidable foe than any  villain Achilla has faced. Artemis is tall, thin, and fit for a girl her age. She has piercing gray eyes and a scar on her…

New Civil Rights Movement-we must fight during Donald Trump’s presidency

Donald Trump just won the presidential election, and white supremacists are rejoicing all over the country, including David Duke and Tomi Lahren.  It’s easy to call today a victory for racism, sexism, xenophobia,  all of the social ills Trump represents. Lahren and Duke are right, as long as you consider “our people”  White Supremacist America,…

The Trump effect: how white privilege ran for president.

This year Donald Trump  showed the kind of leniency a combination of white  and male privilege provides, and until we address it head-on, this inequality will remain. Before going any further, let’s address privilege for those who are often offended by the phrase, usually because they have no idea what it means. Allan G. Johnson,…