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Freelance writer. MA in Journalism from NYU. Studied under Ta-Nehisi Coates in his “Writing for Reporters” course. My weapon is My pen. @b.talissa on IG.

We cannot dismantle race, but perhaps there’s another way to escape it.

For the last decade, many Americans have steadily fought the structure of race to achieve a united-country and post-racial state — some opting for colorblindness, and others challenging the historical bias attached to skin color. Even right now…


How the Digital era has curated millions of Joneses, and we can’t keep up.

Back in the day, Millennials were happy.

During the 90s, our most formidable competitors were the models on the magazine covers, the sitcom babes, or that neighbor who seemed to always have the latest Gameboy or Britney Spears CD. And at our schools, we’d gather and compare our Tamagotchis or…


On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali arrived at the Armed Forces Induction Center in Houston, and made his way through a sea of reporters with a smile. He had big news: he wasn’t going to serve in the U.S. armed forces. He refused because of his religious views and because…


America has a performative problem. CBS is only one of many.

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this story, The Activist TV show has been totally reimagined in light of the criticism lobbed at CBS. That said, the author of this piece points out issues that will continue to loom large in society as content creators all vie for more viewers…


Inspired by James Baldwin’s, “A Letter To My Nephew.”

Dear Sinclair,

About 60 years ago, one of my favorite writers wrote a letter to his nephew, with whom he shares the same name, James Baldwin. This piece was published on the 100th anniversary of Juneteenth. …


By: Brittany Talissa King

It’s been eight years since the first #BlackLivesMatter hashtag was tweeted after George Zimmerman’s acquittal. And five years since Donald Trump coined the phrase, “Make America Great Again.” And in 2020, these two mantras historically clashed in the midst of one of our deadliest years. Where…


One might think Dr. King Jr. and the Civil Rights Activists were born with a natural ability to love against evil. But, I’d argue this was a learned strategy which was curated through critical-thinking, objective planning, and faith.

And that’s one of the most inspirational parts about Dr. King Jr…


Yesterday afternoon, a militia of Americans invaded Capitol Hill — holding confederate flags, Trump 2020 banners, and MAGA picket-signs — and stormed through a line of police into the U.S. Capitol.

Inside, they took over the building — -some manning the main hall, others vandalizing the Speaker of the House…


*I wrote this piece in 2018.*

“And I tried to piece the puzzle of the universe
Split an eighth of ‘shrooms just so I could see the universe.”

“Ah shoot! It’s my jam!” I shouted behind my shoulder to my friends in the back seat. My best friend muttered, “Ah, shit!” between her lips as they held her cigarette. I rapped every word while my friends waved their hands in-and-out of the…

Brittany Talissa King

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