“Damn..Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?”

A little while ago, I was mindlessly swiping through Instagram stories, searching for funny quarantine memes and Tik Tok videos. A Black woman that I follow is the co-owner of a successful small business and enjoys luxury purchases. She documented her day of treating her mom to a much-needed quarantine “Girls Day.” Socially distanced brunch and shopping. Seeing her mother squeal with delight at spending time with her daughter was so comforting to watch since I had been mentally and emotionally exhausted with the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Lovecraft Country – Whitey’s on the Moon (S1E2)

This week’s episode hit us fast and hard. Let’s deal with two quick items before we begin discussing the show. 1) Spoilers ahead! You may want to watch the episode before reading this. 2) I write my summation before listening to the podcast and without reading any outside blogs or breakdowns about the show. I consume that material AFTER writing because I want to bring my thoughts to you based on my own experience and interpretation of the show. Do with that what you will. Ok, let’s get it… The…

Black Women CAN Save The United States But It’s Not Their Responsibility

As the 2020 Democratic National Convention kicked off on the evening of August 17 and as former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama gave remarks, a tweet was posted by Mexican politician and diplomat, Jorge Guajardo and the world stood still. The tweet quickly went viral as people, many of whom were Black women clapped back at Ambassador Guajardo for his incredibly tone deaf position. While I “think” I get the point he was trying to make, it wasn’t expressed in the best way. It definitely made me…

Wake Up: Black Trans Lives Matter

Bree Black, Merci Mack, Monika Diamond, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, and Summer Taylor. The list of names can go on, but these are 8 names out of, at least, 21 transgender or gender non-conforming people who have been fatally shot or killed by other forms of violence. All of these people are Black, and majority of the names on the list so far are Black transgender women. This has been an ongoing issue in our community, with 2019 having at least 27 deaths. Why are we so…

Lightfoot Will Beat Yo Ass Intellectually and Physically, Carrie

Honestly, the title is enough, right? Like, I shouldn’t type too many words after this, but I’ll type a few so I can fulfill my “Trolling Karen and Karen adjacent” quota for the week. Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot aka Ms. Lori, is the mayor of a major city. And she didn’t become mayor of a major city with memes and funny pictures, even though I love posting said memes and pictures, relentlessly. In fact, if you go on my Facebook page, her image is literally littered with pictures of her,…