An Ode to Black Men

Truth is, I’ve been swagger jacking black men since conception. Every book you read and put down, I pick up. I linger in the memories left behind in the lasting fumes of your scent. Your sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants and slides will always fit better and be more comfortable to relax in. My playlists beget your varying perspectives and tastes. Even when I prepare a hot meal for you, for some reason your food tastes better.

Pro Confederate Flaggers Should Just Go Back To Their Country! Oh, Wait

When you say Flaggers, you gotta say it with a hard “er.” It’s important. The hard “er” is very important. When you say it with a hard “er,” that lets these Flaggers know that you are serious when you yell, “Go back to your country, you fucking Flaggers!” Wait a minute, do Flaggers call each other Flaggas? Like, what if a Flagger is having second thoughts about the Confederate Flag? What if they realize it is a symbol of hate? What would this mean? I can picture it. A die-hard…

The Holiday Trump Didn’t Make “Very Famous”

With the current climate the world is in, and after Trump’s ridiculous claim, it’s the perfect time to address what Juneteenth is. For the people who have never heard of Juneteenth: don’t feel bad. If there is one thing you should take away from the protests that have grown across the country, it is that being open to learning is the perfect place to start. Juneteenth, also know as Emancipation or Freedom Day, is a holiday that celebrates the official end of slavery. You read that right. For many years,…

Tupac’s Middle Finger To American Racism Will Forever Be His Lasting Legacy

The older I become, the harder it is to defend Tupac Amaru Shakur as the greatest RAPPER of all time. If one goes by pure rap/lyrics, its difficult to make an argument that puts him above Big, Hov, Nas, Black Thought, Talib, Mos Def, or Andre 3000. The older we become, the more appreciation we have for not only what was said, BUT how it was said, and we tend to measure the complexities of both the what and how. So yes, recycling, “Being buried in the cemetery while I…

Dear Corporate America – Less Words – More Action When it Comes to Black Lives Mattering

We don’t need Platitudes as it relates to the eradication of state sanctioned violence against Black people and the subsequent justification thereafter- We need policies. If you are a company that today has become vocal about black lives mattering-let it be reflected, not in your words, but in your work. Let us see it not via all staff emails but through your willingness to become vocal on the tough issues. Take a firm stance on Black lives mattering when it comes to mass incarceration. Take a stance to Black lives…