The minimising of the sexual assault of Black boys

LeRon Barton discusses the sexual abuse of Black boys and how their sexual assault or rape is often seen as a “rite of passage” instead of  a discussion about victimhood and support CONTENT NOTE: This article includes frank discussion of sexual assault from the very beginning. Stock photo used. If you are affected by issues in… Read More

Does America really love Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

Every year, on Martin Luther King day, quotes from the “I Have A Dream” speech are shared and seemingly everyone mourns the civil rights leader. Like many, LeRon Barton asks – does America really love them man himself, or just a carefully edited and sanitised idea? Between the months of January and April, there are endless… Read More

Why I don’t code switch

Code switching – or the act of altering how one expresses oneself based on the audience – is a fact of life for many Black Americans, with pressure to adopt figures of speech seen as more “white” in professional and other situations. LeRon L. Barton explains why he has learned to resist the practice of… Read More