Herman Cain Died Living His False American Dream

Herman Cain’s death frustrates me. Here was this self made black man, who spent his entire political life, trying to convince other black folks that their black American dream can become a reality if you work hard enough. That frustrated me too, because I affirm he knew better. I thought that he always knew better. And even though he knew better, he attempted to become a living testament that hard work and entrepreneurship would allow you to achieve that American dream, even if you are black. His outlook on this…

Happy “Frederick Douglass Said F*ck Your Independence Day” Day

On July 5th, 1852, almost 13 years before slavery was completely abolished in this country, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in the Founding Fathers’ ideals. OK, so he didn’t exactly make the speech on July 4th, but he was shitting on July 4th up and down the speech, so we celebrating the speech today, gawd dammit. The speech by the world renowned abolitionist started off somewhat cordial. He acknowledged America (even though he referred to Independence Day…

Jogging While Black

Jogging is a cold-hearted b*tch. Well, I take that back. Cardio, in general, no matter what form it comes in, is a cold-hearted b*tch. Jogging is more of a passive aggressive asshole. However, once you do it for a while, jogging actually becomes therapeutic. And once you achieve some semblance of what is deemed as a “runner’s high,” a kind of internal bliss/tranquility sets in, even if the hardship of cardio is apparent. It’s weird, but again, it’s therapeutic. And when I jog, my guard is down. And why shouldn’t…

Elijah Cummings Loved Black Folks

Elijah Cummings loved black folks before you could be verified on Twitter for loving black folks or get love likes on Facebook because you wrote a post about loving black folks. Elijah Cummings loved black folks in in 1950’s and 60’s segregated Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born and raised. He was raised to love black folks because Baltimore showed Elijah Cummings first hand that black folks needed to be loved. In elementary school, Cummings was part of a group of black folks who helped to integrate swimming pools in…