Some Thoughts On…Capitalizing the “b” in Black + Jam of the Day: “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted”

All throughout my college academia, I never capitalized the “b” in “Black” when referring to Black people on my own accord, and definitely received no insistence from my professors. I did however notice this style or grammatical choice when I read Black magazines like Essence and Ebony, and it always transpired as very strong and defiant. Like, I am BLACK.