L.A.’s Black Spoilers

Thirty-five-year-old Nicole Mokeme was Portland, Maine’s BLM superstar. She founded “Rise and Shine,” a woodsy retreat where “BIPOCs” could gather and rant about whitey. As Mokeme stated on her website, “as the awareness of white terrorism began to rise, black youth suggested the need for sacred Black space.” So she founded a black prideaway hideaway dedicated to “Black Liberation for Black people in Maine and beyond. A place where people of color explore the woods and not feel like we’re on white territory.” Mokeme moved from Philly to Maine to get away from “white ...

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