Facts: Black Folks Can’t Have Shit

Shit

“Shit!” Immediately, that’s what comes to my mind every time I see white media talk about “new shit”. Their “new shit” is just our everyday shit and we seem to be ok with giving it away. I KNOW that some kneegrow or Becky is going to come troll this post talmbout, “Wigs, blonde hair, weaves, chit’lins, […]

Lemonade: The Black Woman’s Guide To Understanding What You Saw

Lemonade

Lemonade. Ms. Hattie (Jay Z’s 90 years old grandmother and my paternal grandmother’s name) said, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” Truth. Black women have been making lemonade since the beginning of time. This will be about our history, our resilience, our pain, our anger and our strength. Out of the ashes, the […]

Afro-Latinos: Do We Really Need To Belong?

Afro-latinos

Afro-latinos have been quite vocal over the past two years with regard to “negrura” and being latino. It’s a vicious cycle que naviguemos almost daily. However, this is where I get off. It just feels like the call of attention to afro-latinos is just a highlight of the latter with a need to pander for […]

Black Sexuality: When Sex Isn’t So Cut And Dry

Black Sexuality: When Sex Isn't So Cut And Dry

Sexuality. Black people having sex. It was cut and dry but as of late- there’s an “ality” for every day of the month. I’m sorry. I’m old. I am used to the regular schtick: heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual. I’m used to two genders no matter how you identify. I guess that isn’t enough either. I know that […]

Racist or Indifferent And Why I’m Content With Being in Black-Only Spaces

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Being content with moving in black-only spaces, does not make me a racist. In fact, since I spend a lot of my time focusing on the struggles of the collective African diaspora. Who has time to worry about other folks’ problems? Yes, I feel completely comfortable saying that you need to take care of your own shit. Black […]

Beyond Xenophobia: A Look at the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, a country made up of wondrous beaches, breathtaking mountain backdrops, a sweltering desert and extraordinary architecture with many lavish European-owned resorts is in the middle of a clusterfuck. You read it correctly. A CLUSTERFUCK! Usually, I’m a bit more eloquent but I need to be understood. No sugarcoating. No kind words. Haiti and […]