January 31, 2023

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Tyre Nichols Death is Proof that Black or White, Policing itself is the problem

Tyre Nichols cried out for his mother as he was beaten by 5 men. 6’3” 145 pounds punched, kicked, stomped and mocked by over 1,000 pounds of people inflicting violence with impunity against his fragile body. Disgust, sheer emptiness is what…

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Self-Defense Law Responsible for the release of Sinzae Reed’s killer

Nearly three months have gone by since Sinzae Reed’s killer, Krieg Butler, was released from jail after Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office (FCPO) dismissed the charges against him. At the time we released an article to shed light on what happened to…

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12 People Awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Biden

“Public service is not about what you are willing to win but what you are willing to lose over.” President Biden said while giving remarks about Rusty Wallace, for Arizona Republican lawmaker who lost his career after standing up for democracy…

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How Does Audre Lorde and “The Erotic” Help Us Theorize Black Dating Politics?

When I was intentionally dating, I realized how often times both parties were showing up on their best behavior. I eventually arrived at the conclusion that intentional dating is really performative, and from a communication perspective, a rhetorical performance at best.…

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House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries unwilling to ‘save Republicans from their dysfunction’

On January 3, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives did not elect a speaker, after three rounds of votes. This was the first time a speaker was not elected on the first round of votes in 100 years, as Republican Kevin…

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Sinzae Reed’s Killer Goes FREE After Charges Are DROPPED

On October 12, 2022, a 36 year old white man, Krieg A. Butler Sr, killed a 13 year old Black boy, Sinzae Reed, in Columbus, OH.  Krieg Butler is charged with the murder of a 13-year-old boy. (WSYX) On October 13,…

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Official New Orleans Gumbo Recipe #DESCENDANTChallenge

New Orleans Seafood Gumbo by Cirilo Manego III. This version was made without blue crab. In my family, it was my Auntie Janelle who set the stage for how real New Orleans style gumbo is made. Not going to hold you,…

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Remembering tWitch

(Please note that this post is about mental health and please mind the trigger warning.) Last Tuesday, beloved professional dancer, actor, television producer, and television personality Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died by suicide. He was 40 years old. In 2008, tWitch finished in second place on So…

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Y’all have “I’m Happy Brittney Griner was released, but…” me to death

As a fan of Viktor Bout’s (aka The Merchant of Death and the person Brittney Griner was exchanged for) fictional work in the movie Lord of War, I for one can’t wait to see if Nicolas Cage will be starring in…

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Brittney Griner Released from Detention Camp in 1 for 1 Exchange for Russian Arms Dealer Viktor Bout

WNBA Superstar Brittney Griner who has been held captive in a Russian prison for nearly 10 months is finally being released in exchange for Russian Arms dealer Viktor Bout. Griner at the Tokyo Olympics representing Team USA. President Biden stated that…

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The Timing of Cancelling Kanye West says more about Those Companies than it says about Kanye

Imma try to say this as clearly as possible- what Kanye said recently that got him excommunicated warrants the reactions & outcome he’s receiving- but his actions before that also warranted this reaction. We PEEPING what makes pearls get clutched &…

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Takeoff Played it by the Book

When the Migos first dropped, I was struggling.Y’all were too, but I ain’t gone tell nobody. I really couldn’t tell who was who. It was kind of confusing. Like, you could tell it was three people, but as to who was…

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Takeoff and The Constant State of Surviving as a Black Boy or Man in America

I ask that the readers please grant me grace as I write this. It’s derived from a place of genuine hurt. Pain built up after years of tragedies and avoiding trying to become one. The news of Takeoff’s death shook me.…

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House of the Dragon EP10…The Black Queen Recap

Have you ever seen a Rottweiler fight a chihuahua? Have you? Me neither…but I bet it ain’t pretty.–Lord Money Mike of House Pimpin Pimpin This week on Diary of a Mad Black Woman, we saw Rhae Rhae taken thru hell and…

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I Just Want Us To Love US More.

Listen. Black folks have always been problematic for Black folk’s liberation. Allow me to explain.  Anytime there have been substantial, tangible movements to help us, some of the biggest and loudest detractors have been Black people. We can’t get out of…

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House of Dragon aka Game of Thrones aka Dem Thrones aka Dem MF Dragons Season 1, Episode 10 Takeaways

1.) The Dragonstone monopoly board is absolutely immaculate.2.) Luke still whining about being forced to control a balling ass crib at Driftmark while interest rates are 8%. I got my shit at 3% though. Y’all Flea Bottom nas better talk to…

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Kanye doesn’t deserve our intellectual loopholes

Kanye doesn’t deserve us. And damn sure doesn’t deserve our intellectual loopholes. And when we offer up these loopholes, we give him a way out. Which is a gift and a curse of ours. We continuously give Black celebrities, popular figures…

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Thee Jackson State University On Good Morning America

JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Good Morning America Co-Anchor Michael Strahan traveled to Jackson State University to celebrate Homecoming with the Tigers during a live broadcast of the show. During the broadcast, the University was surprised by the announcement that Mars is donating $100,000 in support of the JSU…

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House of the Dragon: The Green Council Recap

There’s some toes in this house, There’s some toes in this house. If you see ’em point out….if you see ’em point ’em out…–MC Lil Foot Aight so boom, last week on House of the Insurrection, them damn Hightowers jumped off…

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House of Dragon aka Game of Thrones aka Dem Thrones aka Dem MF Dragons Season 1, Episode 9 Takeaways

1.) I know Death gotta be receiving electrolytes intravenously after that battle with Viserys.2.) I would def sneak into Viserys’ medicine cabinet to cop some of them Skim Milk of the Oxy’s.3.) Alicent is missing a few pumps of pumpkin spice…

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