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Five Years of WJSS, and Valentines, I’m Shook

14 Feb

Wendy Jane Soul Shake Valentine CookieWe’re all shook, aren’t we?  But what has got you shook the most?  Yes, we’re overwhelmed and angry and fearful of what we’ve seen in 2016, and the early months of this year.  If it wasn’t unarmed Black men being shot and killed by police for having a broken tail light, or running away from them with their hands up, and your workmates gaslighting you with statements like, “well, if only he had complied…” that shook you the most, then maybe it was the election and its aftermath of Executive Orders that will keep A Tribe Called Quest’s “We The People” all too relevant for quite some time, and if it’s not that, perhaps it’s the swell of hate crimes since November 8th, or the never-ending feed of articles and tweets that tell us we’re clearly doomed, or that things aren’t that bad, or that this is true, and that’s an alternative fact.

Yet, these things are all out there on the grand scale and so the horrible sometimes feels surreal, feels so how can this be? Yes, all these things have me shook. But, what is really shaking me is the […]