In honor of International Women’s Day, I find it only right that I acknowledge my fellow amazing women out in the world. Formerly known as International Working Women’s Day and celebrated annually on March 8th, the day was put in place to commemorate the Women’s Rights Movement. If we were to give out awards simply based off the pure excellence of a woman, my mother would be … Continue reading Women Are The Sh*t
There is nothing on this planet quite like a Black man. My father served as my first example of their resiliency in the face of adversity, their remarkable ability to exude warmth despite experiencing so much coldness from the outside world and the drive to succeed while playing with a hand of cards that would have made most give up and surrender themselves to a world … Continue reading Black People Hate Each Other
I have such a love/hate relationship with Black Twitter. It’s free entertainment and endless jokes. I am often amazed at the creativity and comedic prowess that our counterparts possess. As with anything, though, there are two sides to every coin. While I hate to love the intriguing, brash sense of humor of the Twitteverse, there are often sexist and misogynistic undertones that consistently grace our timelines. One of … Continue reading What’s Your Body Count?
Labels give us a way to reference the world around us. Our human minds need a way to categorize things quickly, it’s just the way we’re wired. Isn’t it much easier to call someone crazy instead of detailing their actions and attributes that make them that way? While labeling things makes it easier for us when communicating, they can also be limiting, placing you in … Continue reading A Hoe, Lonely, Bitchy… You Name It!
SPOILER ALERT: If you are not yet caught up on the show or have not started it yet, this post contains spoilers. Everyone else, please continue 🙂 Insecure has captivated me. The release of this show just further reminded me how absent authentic Black characters are from mainstream television. It is a breath of fresh air from all of the reality shows depicting petty drama, forcing … Continue reading We’re All A Little “Insecure”
“…this is your life now…” How terrifying. Yesterday, I had prepared somewhat of a witty post to make light of the election. This was before the polls closed, before the numbers came rushing in, and before the United States elected Donald Trump to the most powerful position in the world. That draft was quickly deleted. When Trump first announced his candidacy, like many others, I did not … Continue reading The New America
Before I get deeply into this post, I am just going to say I am a Patriots fan. I love the Patriots, I have XLIX (49) tattooed above my left ankle in celebration of our Super Bowl 49 victory and if they are playing, consider me busy. I am not a journalist, so I can be as biased as I want to and freely express … Continue reading How’s Your NFL Season Going?
I think I’m going to come up with a new saying for 2016. I think that new saying is going to be ” All Lives Never Mattered.” I’m going with this phrase because whenever the term Black Lives Matter comes into conversation, there is always the rebuttal that All Lives Matter. Well I thought “all” was an inclusive word. Since ALL means everything, the total lot, nothing … Continue reading All Lives Never Mattered
col·or·ism ˈkələrˌizəm/ noun US prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. “Team Light Skin. Team Dark Skin. Light skins are soft. Light skinned girls are evil. Dark skinned girls are tough. Dark skinned men are intimidating. Dark skinned men are winning. Light skins taking all the L’s this year. I don’t like dark … Continue reading Team Light Skin
We all have our opinions. Depending on the subject, we may even want to add our own 2 cents into the conversation. Well I want to add my 2 cents into why some women feel as if it is their duty to confront the other woman when they find out their boyfriend or husband is cheating. I have been on the receiving end of this, and … Continue reading Why Are You Mad At Me?