That Time of Year Again

I officially have one semester of college left. This is my last “summer break.” And in truth, I’m excited. Every student gets excited around this time of year. We can practically smell the summer breeze and the absence of copy paper and expo markers. But there lies one last hurdle before we can all yell,…

Oh, Aubrey

Sidebar: Drake is the spitting image of his father. I like(d) Drake. Like I don’t give a flying fuck about him being mainstream or pop or him having a ghost writer. Who really gives a fuck? He had his lil bops back when I was in high school and I thought, “I see you, nigga. Ole…

Endless Woman Crushes

2016 was the year of the Awkward Black Girl. Hands Down. Issa Rae is everything. Just Google her. I remember the ABG days as if they were yesterday and I’m extremely happy for everything she’s accomplished since then. Her HBO debut, Insecure, landed her a Golden Globe nomination and even though she didn’t get it,…

On the State of Things

As the world plunges deeper into the abyss, I keep waiting on god to show him/herself and press the reset button on this shit. If ever there was a time for Jesus to take the wheel, it would be now. I don’t see this lasting for four more years. I really don’t. America has sunk…

One Time for the Culture

Let it be known that on the 1st of February in the year of our lord, 2017, the Queen herself announced the coming of not one but two heirs to the throne of Carter. Congratulations to the Carter family. I can rest assured that the seeds of generational wealth will be sown deep into the…

Privy to the BS

Disclaimer: No shade is at all intended toward the people in their (early) 20s that jump the broom. Sometimes, it works and it’s cute. I see former classmates on Facebook with their rings and their smiles and their Cancun cruises. One of my former teachers married her high school sweetheart and after a decade they’re…

Arbitrary Bullshit

Another year down and the general feeling of being ill-equipped to deal with life still lingers even though I’m almost 21. When you’re younger 21 seemed so adult but must of us just out here ruining our credit and making bad decisions. The more shit becomes real to me, the more I ask myself what…

2016: A Year in Black Excellence

Despite the bullshit, we have prospered. Personally, I feel like Issa Rae is my BFF. Ever since I found ABG my freshman year in college, its very clear to me that we are kindred spirits. I hope one day that our relationship will flourish into more than the one-sided, social media stalker status that I’m…

@2017: square up

I’m coming into 2017 with my dukes up ’cause I think it’s safe to say that 2016 has whooped damn near everybody’s ass in some way, shape, form, or fashion. I don’t even have to run down the list of fucked up shit that went down in the past twelve months because unless you’ve been…