Dinner with Jay-Z or 500K? I chose the Dinner, and this is what happened

Jay-Z: You chose dinner with me over 500k? Me: Yep! Jay-Z: Why? Me: Don’t mean why not? Jay-Z: No, I mean why. Me: I mean, don’t you have the keys to life or some shit? I’m trying to get this paper! Jay-Z: But “getting to the paper” would’ve been choosing the 500k. Me: Huh? Jay-Z: Never mind. What you mean by the keys to life? Me: Yeah, you know, like, MAJOR keys! Jay-Z: N*gga, you think we in a rap video? Me: I mean, why not. I got bars. Jay-Z:…

ICYMI: I was cheated on in my marriage! (Spoiler Alert: I stayed!)

So it’s kinda funny how this post came about. I received an interesting email yesterday from someone whom I’ve never met but they felt it was important to let me know that I’m being dishonest with myself and you guys! The message read: Besides the phony “glad you found your peace girlie” opening and the shade of suggesting I should work on myself at the end…what bothered me the most about this email is the accusation of me not being 100 with my readers. I’m pretty transparent. Almost to a…

Elijah McClain was a Black Nerd, like a lot of us; And they killed him anyway

I assiduously wear the Blerd moniker as a badge of honor. That label, that honor means so much to me, that I have the words “Black Nerd” tattooed in the inner part of my upper right arm. It defines me. It defines a lot of us. Blerds are different. That’s why we exist. It’s not just for the love of comic books, or Star Wars, or anime, or Lovecraft Country or astrophysics. Nah, it just means we embraced our uniqueness. That we’re proud to be…different. Not better; Not smarter; Just…different.…

Why We Should Be Hella Concerned About Environmental Racism By Kymberly Akpowowo

What does August 29, 2005, vs. August 29, 2021, have in common? Sadly, a lot. Exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state of Louisiana residents are dealing with Hurricane Ida. 16 years later we have made minimal progress in the fight to dismantle/improve the damaging effects of structural and environmental racism. To note, about 60% of the population in New Orleans is Black. At the time this post was penned, more than 800,000 residents were without power, sewage, or water in Louisiana. Of…