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We Gon’ Be Alright: #ATLisReady Reflection

By now, you’ve probably heard about the thousands of people that occupied the streets of Atlanta on Friday night to protest police brutality and white supremacy. I was one of those folks. When the day started, I wasn’t sure if I would go. I waged an internal battle. My brain came up with excuse after excuse and my heart shot everyone down. I got on … Continue reading We Gon’ Be Alright: #ATLisReady Reflection

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Lil Kim, Lemonade and Black Girl Pain

Almost a week later, people are still high on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Despite repeated attempts from detractors, no one has been able to burst our Black girl bubble. Well, at least the one surrounding Beyoncé. As we downloaded Tidal and placed the album on repeat, Lil Kim dropped a picture on Instagram that set off a frenzy. In the photo, the rapper is almost unrecognizable due … Continue reading Lil Kim, Lemonade and Black Girl Pain

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ANTP: 27 Questions Black People Have for Other Black People

Heller! By now, you’ve probably heard about a Buzzfeed video, 27 Questions Black People Have for Other Black People, that has collectively pissed off the Negro section of the internet. It pissed me the hell off but sadly, I wasn’t able to explain my disdain on this week’s episode of Three Fifs. So, I filmed a video version of my Ain’t No Thinkpiece segment.  I … Continue reading ANTP: 27 Questions Black People Have for Other Black People

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#AintNoThinkpiece: Russell Schiller and #blackwomenarebeautiful

I’ve mentioned the podcast I co-host, Three Fifs Podcast, on this blog several times. However, I never told you about Ain’t No Thinkpiece. ANTP is a segment I have been doing on the ‘cast for a few weeks now that consists of me ranting about stuff that I’m too lazy to blog about. I’m no one’s orator but I’m proud that I’ve been able to … Continue reading #AintNoThinkpiece: Russell Schiller and #blackwomenarebeautiful

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Love Don’t Live Here: Mental Illness and Self-Love

  I do various things when I’m riding the train including sleeping, snacking and listening to Formation three times in a row. When I’m able to really concentrate, I’ll read a magazine or a book. The Black Love issue of Ebony was my book du jour and I expected the usual heteronormative negro propaganda around Black love. I wasn’t looking for anything substantial and didn’t … Continue reading Love Don’t Live Here: Mental Illness and Self-Love

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Before Formation: Beyoncé’s Most Southern Moments

Hey y’all! I’ve been gone for the minute and I’m back, once again, with the jumpoff. Beyoncé has brought me out of hiding with her newest single, Formation, and its accompanying music video. But don’t worry, this isn’t a thinkpiece. I’m all thinkpieced out. The Blackness of Formation has been discussed ad nauseum. I want to discuss the pure unadulterated butter slathered Southerness of Beyoncé. … Continue reading Before Formation: Beyoncé’s Most Southern Moments