Amazon’s “THEM” is a Genuine Terror Marathon Worth Running

Look this might or might not contain some spoilers. Ion know yet but whatever I say, imma say it with my chest so just be sure you keep it in mind as you read this. Stick around though… cause it’s gonna be good. Ok So Boom, over the course of the last year, hell the last few years if I’m being honest, I, like many of the beautiful Black people I know and love, have found myself to a great extent in Survival Mode. But that damn 2020-2021 run has…

DMX once performed in front of the Whole MF Planet Earth

Referring to DMX in the past tense is going to hurt for a while. Here this person was. Sort of an enigma. Who blessed us with his music, his presence, his aura, his slight ignorance and his absolute brilliance. Earl “DMX” Simmons was an icon, who brought this New York City gritty reality to the mainstream with this hyper sonically aggressive flow that could bring even the drunkest person back to life in a club. DMX was also haunted by demons. Demons that were either inactively ignored or actively punished…

BTSD: Black-American Traumatic Stress Disorder

I am suffering from Black-American Traumatic Stress Disorder. No, I didn’t mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You can’t label an event “post” when it is continually happening. BTSD is not a diagnosable disorder, meaning it has not been validated by any governing body of psychological medical conditions. While I did make it up, this is me searching for a label to describe how I feel with every triggering reminder that Black people are still oppressed in this country. There have been several reminders in the last two weeks: the new…

Can We Send All “I Am Not My Ancestors” Shirts to Mars?

After watching “Judas and the Black Messiah” I came to the conclusion that I’m just a regular black person, doing regular black people shit. And that’s because our ancestors and nem weren’t regular. In fact, they were so irregular, that the worlds greatest superpower, the United States of America, was petrified of their power That power ain’t just Black power. That’s POWER, POWER. “Judas and the Black Messiah” was a movie. But it was also a reminder. And the foundation of that reminder is and will always be the importance…

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

I reached the age of 21 in 1997. My heaviest burden was being carded while trying to purchase my first legal drink. Coming from a sheltered life, I wanted to be grown and do all the things I thought grown people did. I ran out and got my first tattoo. I partied hard and had a good time doing it. I was not the voice of a revolution. I was not a galvanizing force that prompted people to action. I was not assassinated in my bed where I lay in…