Brandon McGhee: how this tech CEO went from 51 cents to making 6 figures

Do you know your purpose in life? Every person is born with a purpose, which is often linked to your ultimate dream. As a child, we all have dreams and aspirations. Going into adolescence, those dreams may change. They can even potentially change again in adulthood and unfortunately, some people never see them come to pass. I always knew that I never wanted to be a person who let go of my dreams. I made a promise to myself as a young boy that I wouldn’t let anything stand in…

Queerness Beyond Sexuality, Into Identity, and Toward a Truly Liberated Future

Today is the final day of Pride month 2021. As a Black Queer man, this month always has me reflecting quite deeply on how the meaning of Pride resonates with me and how it continues to evolve over time.  Growing up, we were taught to synonymize Queerness solely with sexuality.  A man should not lay with another man.  There is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Years of indoctrination socialized us into a reductive conception of what it means to be Queer. It is a “sexual orientation.” Same gender…

We Interview Casamigos and How it Became the Official Black People Drink of Summer

In a shocking turn of events, Casamigos has seemingly emerged as the official Black people drink of summer. I honestly noticed the trend before this summer, when my Babymomma would request for me to pick up this Casamigos drink from the liquor store during the 30 year quarantine. Here I was, with my regular shmegular Tito’s vodka, while she was knee deep in this new tequila, loving every drunk minute of it. But I thought nothing of it. I figured it was something she got from her IG timeline or…

I Think I’m Addicted to Paper Towels

I think I’ve reached this new phase of adulting, and it scares the shit out of me. I absolutely love paper towels. Like, you got this thing, right? It’s not a tissue or a piece of paper, but it’s also not a full blown towel. It’s almost like being a polygamous relationship. You committed, but not really. Paper Towels provide me with this great intersection of having the same use and function of a towel, but it’s also something you can immediately toss to the side and get a new…

CDC issues new guidance for these grandparents to get these mf kids

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued new guidance for vaccinated grandparents to either pick up or receive these mf kids. Statistics show that parents who are between the ages of not washed to a little washed to very washed need a mf break from these mf kids. With stress levels being at an alarming all time high after being stuck with these mf kids for more than a mf year in the mf house, parents of kids who are too young to watch themselves are tired…