Christopher Johnson

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Survivor Guilt in the Midst of a War
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Survivor Guilt in the Midst of a War

It has been exactly one year since I wrote my piece “Walking While Black.” Yesterday I watched the Unite the Alt-Right ...

The Women's March in PVD: An Interview with Reza Clifton
March 8, 2017 No Commentby

The Women’s March in PVD: An Interview with Reza Clifton

I don’t attend marches or really believe in rallying. I understand the concept of solidarity and support, but I have ...

LUNA LOBA: El Azufre [The Sulfur Moon]
January 25, 2017 No Commentby

LUNA LOBA: El Azufre [The Sulfur Moon]

For almost two years, As220’s new creative director, Shey Rivera, has been the curator of a quarterly event called “Luna ...

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes: The Elephant in the Room
January 12, 2017 No Commentby

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes: The Elephant in the Room

Two nights ago I was on Facebook and Meryl Streep was breaking the internet. I don’t own a television so ...

FUNDA Fest 2017: From Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport...
January 12, 2017 No Commentby

FUNDA Fest 2017: From Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport…

From Saturday January 14 until Saturday January 21, 2017, Rhode Island Black Stories (RIBS) presents the 19th annual FUNDA Fest. FUNDA ...

Facebook and Trump
December 21, 2016 No Commentby

Facebook and Trump

The day before the election, I was walking with my daughter on our way to dinner and she asked me ...

In Defense of Kaepernick
November 3, 2016 No Commentby

In Defense of Kaepernick

In defense of Kaepernick, when I joined the army, I did not swear to uphold the national anthem. I did not swear ...

Trinity’s “Appropriate,” Apropos
October 17, 2016 No Commentby

Trinity’s “Appropriate,” Apropos

  I am waking up on the second day after seeing Trinity’s Appropriate, by Brandon Jacob Jenkins, directed by Brian ...

Walking While Black
August 3, 2016 7 commentsby

Walking While Black

On May 18, I went out to see a local band in Providence. I used public transportation, had a great ...

The Freedom Project Returns
October 7, 2015 No Commentby

The Freedom Project Returns

While the television plagues America with an onslaught of social injustices carried throughout the nation, we here in Rhode Island ...