They deserve and it’s about damn time. Continue reading Peabody’s, Pulitzer’s, and the Time100 – Oh, My!
Storytime: The confidence of a white man is unparalleled. There is no other race and gender that can be so consistently and vehemently wrong yet still be trusted sources of information. So I’m at work. It’s about 10 o clock, which is closing time for my restaurant. It’s cold out so I decide to go crank my car up so the engine can warm up. … Continue reading Beware of that wyt hot confidence
Though I can’t yet afford the deluxe apartment in the sky, I’m actually beginning to plan for this big move to my own little “east side,’ or what will more likely be somewhere in Harlem. I’ve come to terms with the fact that this ain’t about to be all roses. In life, you have to take the crookeds with the straights, right? Right. Financial woes … Continue reading Moving On Up
Momma, look I’m grown now, iss about to go down, my heart beating so loud… Continue reading The Kids Are Alright
It’s that time of year again, but not for me. Not this semester, Satan. This first week of having to be on campus only two days out of the week was quite glorious. The financial aid office is still bullshitting with me about my money, but I can’t let these people steal my joy. I forsee much less stress in my life in the coming … Continue reading Not this semester, Satan.
I read this really dope piece on managing body dysphoria the other day. In an earlier post, I touched on the topic of my own issues and struggles with dysphoria and expressing my sexuality and gender identity. When I was younger, these problems were definitely more pronounced, but as of late, I feel like I’m coming into myself. The article gave nine strategies for dealing … Continue reading Breaking the Binary
I’ve had body issues my entire life really. Dare I even say: dysphoria. I’ve always been a thickum and I’ve always had to be conscious of the things I eat so as not to gain any unnecessary weight. Not to mention, much of your social stock as a teenager is determined by how you look. So all through middle and high school, I worked hard … Continue reading This College Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair
The new year brings new energy to the Twitter-verse. The hashtag Black Hogwarts surfaced earlier this week and what’s come of it has been nothing short of gold. Dumbledore’s Homegoing Service. #BlackHogwarts pic.twitter.com/OZIyuB3jAt — DeShonMustard (@de_mustard) January 12, 2018 Hermoine: It's leviosaMe: Bitch it's love sosa #BlackHogwarts — Shamil (@shamilyoungb) January 13, 2018 When Harry caught the snitch with his mouth #blackhogwarts pic.twitter.com/vIWQ1cvreV — minh … Continue reading Black Twitter Strikes Again
Habari gani? Imani Faith. To believe, with all our heart, in our Creator, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. That’s the motto for this year. Faith in self and faith in the process. To reiterate, Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday. This definition of faith exists outside of any religion. It’s something akin to the idea … Continue reading Seventh day of Kwanzaa: Imani
Kuumba means creativity. Continue reading 6th day of Kwanzaa: Kuumba