Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, drama, anxiety, shame, guilt… I don’t know about your family dinner menu but for years, mine consisted of the unappetizing shit listed above. Now, I’ll be the first to say that I LOVE my family, however I refuse to let my allegiance to their traditions kill me. What do I…Read More
If we really want to stand up for feminism, we can start by freeing women of our blindly misogynistic criticisms of everything they do.
Since the beginning of time men have had an invested interest in what women do, how they do it, and ultimately whether or not that’s okay with us.
…Which is completely absurd.
The warped idea that a man’s opinion about a woman should actually matter, transcends sexual orientation. It’s not just the straight guys—gay men are also notorious for perpetuating women’s need to constantly seek male approval…Read More
God fearing folk’ across the nation have been in their feelings for ages about the abbreviated spelling of our country’s most unanimously celebrated holiday, Christmas. The argument has been that the shortened version, or “X-mas”, “takes the Christ out of Christmas”. Well, being the petty person that I am, I decided to do some research about how…Read More
We all know that the holidays are awkward enough for some families, but they can be unbearable when you’re forced to share the cranberry sauce with an active addict. Just in case I’m not the only one who’s had their relative’s probation officer on speed dial during Christmas prayer; I’ve listed a few tips for Surviving the Holidays with a Substance Abuser:Read More
I have to be honest…I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted. It seems like every few weeks I’m posting a hashtag that reads: #prayforINSERTNAMEHERE. The news headlines from this summer alone have left the world in a state of shock, terror, anger, & fear. Whether it’s senseless deaths and carnage at the hands of terrorists or rogue police officers, the…Read More
For the #AllLivesMatters vs. #Blacklivesmatter debaters out there….Just to clarify my vantage point as a black male and why I’ll never stop saying #BlackLivesMatter… Prior to the tragic killings over the last month this hashtag/movement has never meant to insinuate that all lives DON’T matter, it was simply created in support of the black lives that are,…Read More
I find it funny how you want big lips like ours. You want an ass and hips like ours. You want to sing & dance like us. You know all the words to our music. You wear our men on your arms like chocolate accessories but when the very demographic of people you seem to be obsessed with is…Read More
Last Friday night, under the guidance of my fabulous fruit fly, Amber (aka the trillest interior designer in Miami) I stepped out of my basic bitch bubble and ventured to one of South Beach’s most elite hot spots, Beach Craft restaurant at 1 Hotel South Beach. From the moment our Uber driver dropped us at the door, I…Read More
So we’re good enough to market your new singles but not good enough to be acknowledged when we’re senselessly murdered? Okay Nicki, I’m beginning to ‘see right through you’. Now typically I wouldn’t ‘go in’ about a celebrity’s choice to voice their opinions or to stay silent, but after the tragedy that occurred exactly one…Read More
Dear Silent Black Church, It was also your blood that was shed in Orlando yet you believe that stepping over the puddles and sending a Mahogany sympathy card with no return address is good enough. I say that it isn’t. When you needed a leader for your praise team & musical ministries, who did you call?…Read More