Blac Chyna And Why Respectability Politics Is Only Enforceable On Black Women

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Blac Chyna, a former stripper now turned business woman and model, is the latest target of respectability politics at the hands of her ex-fiance and daughter’s father- Rob Kardashian and the general public. I’m sure that some folks are scratching their heads as to why I mentioned that Blac Chyna is a former stripper. That […]

The Life And Times Of The Tragic Mulata

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Navigating the proximity to blackness must be a profound challenge for the tragic mulata. In the past, I’ve felt empathy for her. I know many sisters who’ve tried to elucidate clear boundaries in order to embrace their negritude. There’s always that one who decides that black ain’t REALLY where it’s at UNTIL it’s advantageous to be […]

Five Signs Your Moms Raised A Bitch Ass Nigga

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“Grown” men and boys alike are being treated like princesses by their moms. Women are enabling dudes from childhood and it’s creating a new breed of bitch ass niggas. It’s an epidemic and I’m here to help ladies identify and RUN from these clowns. Bitch ass niggas are easy to come by in 2017. The objective is […]

What Eddie Long’s Death Has Taught Me About Black Folks

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Eddie Long died today from an aggressive form of cancer. *side eye* But whatevs that’s not why I am writing this piece. My fingers were moved to hit these keys because of the outpouring of compassion and love for this man. A flawed man according to the saints. A man of God whom “shall not be judged” […]

Shit I Bet Not See At Christmas Dinner!

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Merry Christmas! Yeeeeah. Many of you are getting ready to go over to your grandma’s or aunty’s house to put the Hulk smash on Christmas dinner, right? Riiiiight! We’ve all had those moments when we’ve arrived at the crib, looked at the spread on the table and realized it was THAT family member who made […]

Five Random Thoughts About New Niggas

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As a millennial-passing Gen X-er with a teenaged daughter, I’ve seen my fair share of new niggas and I have random thoughts. Lots of them. It’s not because I am trying to be the cool mami who knows about all the latest and greatest new nigga shenanigans. It’s a legit fascination of the aesthetic shift of what’s […]

Yes! We Can Be Black, “Woke” And Not Agree And You Can Also Catch These Hands If You Try Me

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If you haven’t noticed by now, “woke” is a semi new buzzword that black intellectuals are using. I think it replaced “conscious”. I know it’s shorter to type and to a writer- namely me, that’s all that matters. “Woke” isn’t a word which I utilize in my daily vernacular but then again millennials are using […]

Why White Women, Intersectionality And Black Feminism Don’t Mix

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Betty Shelby, a white Tulsa police officer who was responding to a stalled car call on her way to a domestic dispute call, shot and killed Terence Crutcher- an unarmed black man. Her prior history doesn’t show her as an upstanding pillar of the community. In fact, she was/is a weed-smoking, angry, verbally and mentally abusive privileged white […]

AFROPUNK Highlights Cultural Appropriation On Their Facebook And We Are Not Having It

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Below is AFROPUNK’s mission statement. Read it. Then, we’ll get it started. In 2003 Matthew Morgan produced ‘Afro-Punk’, the seminal cult classic documentary spotlighting Black Punks in America written and directed by James Spooner. The focus was giving a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. Morgan, a music industry […]

Ryan Lochte And The Real Reason Behind Latinx’s Silence

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Ryan Lochte es un desgraciado. Not so much for lying his ass off about being the victim of an assault and a robbery during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Of course lying is unacceptable pero it’s not about him just being a liar. Ryan Lochte, un americano con raices cubanos, deliberately said his assailants were […]