The Day is On Its Way

Have I ever told y’all how much I love Chance the Rapper? He recently performed a new song with Daniel Caesar on Colbert’s show and… ugh. I love him. Its a three verse ballad articulating his toils in fatherhood, being a celebrity, and grappling with troubling matters of our times. Chance never ceases to amaze…

You Better Work

If y’all didn’t know, I’m a film student. In my last semester, lawd! It’s a bitter sweet feeling – mostly bitter – but that’s a different post. Film production is one thing. Classes on writing, directing, editing… the usual. But there’s also a set of classes based in film theory. Because films are not just…

In These Podcast Streets

A month ago, I didn’t even know who Janet Mock was. I don’t know how I came across “Never Before with Janet Mock” but the shit is lit. Her first guest was none other than the queen mother, Tina Knowles – Lawson, and for a little under an hour they waxed philosophic about the princesses…

Pronoun Play & Donkey of the Day

In light of Lil Duval’s (who?) antics on the Breakfast Club last week, it has me thinking a lot about pronouns. The first time I was asked what my preferred pronouns were was in a college creative writing course. Kiese Laymon, my professor, on the first day did that shit that all teachers do on…

Backshot Heard Round the World

Bitch. Insecure season 2 kicked off on Sunday and… Wow. Wow. Wow. Issa Rae is truly a treasure. So season one: We get to know Issa’s world. Her friends, her relationship, and the dynamics of both. Even though Insecure was becoming its own thing, I couldn’t help but compare it to Awkward Black Girl, an…