Keep your church hug-giving women our propers will do just fine. In the church, it is time to give women what Aretha Franklin would have demanded Bishop Ellis III, and all pastors give Ariana Grande and all women- some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
As many of you know, I am being nominated to be the next Poet Laureate of Kentucky. In the history of Kentucky Poet Laureates, a position that was established in 1926, there has only been one Kentucky Poet Laureate that was African-American, my friend, Frank X Walker. While […]
White Feminism uses the “all the Black girls are picking on me” card. It weaponizes White tears.
Omarosa has always been one to climb the ladder of success by any means necessary. She has built a brand using cutthroat tactics to secure her position in the history of reality TV as the villian on The Apprentice. Moving from TV to the White House, Omarosa placed […]
I can still remember how I felt when I first saw her on TV. She looked regal, she stood tall and strong, in a floor-length black coat. Her name was Maya Angelou a name that I will never forget. She stood at the podium of the inauguration of […]
Columbus-nize – when a White person pretends they have invented/discovered something we been doing; a mixture of the words colonize and Columbus (who didn’t discover shit). I went to sleep last night in a haze of White Nonsense from Hitler’s, Stalin’s, Donald’s Trump’s tweet insulting both Lebron James and Don Lemon. […]
There is an African Proverb that says, “Until the story of the hunt is told by the lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” For centuries even up to today, White people have attempted to write the history and narrative for Black people. White […]
The song Formation opens up with the late Messy Mya asking, “What happened at the New Wil’ins?” As the beat comes in, it is gripping as Big Freedia declares, “Bitch, I’m back by popular demand,” and the images cut to Beyoncé on top of a submerged New Orleans […]
I saw #civilwarletters trending, people writing “letters” home to loved ones of this “fake” civil war that’s supposed to happen tomorrow. All fun and games. Then I thought about my people, Black men, and women who would be hung for reading let alone writing. It’s not so funny. […]
This week after Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke the uncompromised truth, and all broke loose. At an event at the Wilshire Federal Building, Maxine Waters said, “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, […]