A few weeks ago, after days of grieving the executions of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, I stepped off a train and into the streets to demand justice. I marched for three days and when I took rest my free time was spent glued to my laptop as news and movement updates filled my screen. … Continue reading Korryn Gaines and Waiting for Black Men to Say Our Names
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 … Continue reading We Gon’ Be Alright: #ATLisReady Reflection
More often than not, this blog goes untouched. Despite that, I think about it everyday. I'm wracked with guilt because of what this space hasn't become despite its potential. But, the truth is, writing has become hard for me. Like everything else in my life, depression has taken the enjoyment out of writing. I'm at … Continue reading Crazy Chronicles: Intro.
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 … Continue reading Lil Kim, Lemonade and Black Girl Pain
When I read the news about Prince's passing, I did what most people with internet access did and turned to Google to find something to listen to as I began to mourn. I didn’t find much outside of the European music video sites I usually frequent when I need my purple fix. So, I did … Continue reading Prince: The King of F*ck You, Pay Me
I am beside myself. Prince Rogers Nelson has died. I got the news less than an hour ago and y’all, I’m reeling. He was more than a musician. He was an icon. A legend. A genius. The type of person he was doesn’t come around often. The other two people who were comparable to him … Continue reading Prince: A Tribute
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 … Continue reading ANTP: 27 Questions Black People Have for Other Black People