Christopher Johnson

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What Is Patriotism?
July 3, 2019 No Commentby

What Is Patriotism?

I honestly don’t know What patriotism Is But I know What patriotism is not 1 I know that patriotism Is ...

Why Are We Still Debating Blackface?
February 13, 2019 No Commentby

Why Are We Still Debating Blackface?

It’s 2019, and we are discussing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s alleged yearbook photo in blackface. It wasn’t too long ago ...

Why Roseanne Had To Go
June 4, 2018 No Commentby

Why Roseanne Had To Go

Yes, Rosanne’s show had to go. “It is the ultimate presumption of #WhitePrivilege when you think you can call a black woman ...

An Interview with State Poet Laureate Tina Cane
February 28, 2018 No Commentby

An Interview with State Poet Laureate Tina Cane

Christopher Johnson (Motif): How long you have been in Rhode Island and what are some of your past projects you have ...

FUNDA Fest 2018
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

FUNDA Fest 2018

Always looking to widen the breadth of Rhode Islanders’ experience, FUNDA Fest returns for the 20th year, promising an exciting marriage between local ...

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 ...