I love you. The Black Utopia loves you. It is known.
2020 came in swinging and we took many blows. With every hit
came lessons, then durability, resilience, and power like we
never and yet, always knew. It was as if we had been living in
a montage where the main character starts off scrappy, and
through each time-lapse, we witness transformative growth.
By the end of the scene, the person we were introduced to
is unrecognizable. It becomes clear that the underdog, for
whom we had been rooting, suddenly is equipped to handle
any and every battle they’ll face. Except this is no movie, we
are the main characters, and life is far less glamorous. But,
that is how we have always evolved – quick, unrelenting, and
Heavy lifting is in the blood of us; this
is nothing new. Loss, sickness, violence,
displacement, community, and the beautiful
chaos that so vividly depicts life, are all
too familiar to Black people. The triggering,
clickbait headlines don’t live here. We know
what’s happened, what’s happening, who’s
to blame; and, we’re tired of the continual
bullshit of it all.
So, fuck whoever is not on our side. We are unified through
experience, and whoever is in our way will feel our wrath...
or...our extreme joy. Those dead ends that needed a long
overdue trim, have been cut off.
This zine is a product of all that. Exclusively Black. Art.
Questions answered by top tier professionals. Ad placements
from Black owned brands. All Black EVERYTHING! Period.
Handled with care.
I hope our community is proud of us. I’m damn sure proud of
y’all. Thank you and enjoy.