Why #FiercelyLatina Continues To Reinforce The Anti-Blackness Among Latinas

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Yesterday, Gina Rodriguez and America Ferrera hosted the “Fiercely Latina” power lunch in Hollywood. It was a star-studded shindig meant to celebrate “strong Latina women in the entertainment industry”. Latinas coming together to honor one another should have been something of which we all could be proud of except there was one glaring omission. There […]

Open Letter To Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Dear Khloe with a K, Congratulations on your new black baby and all.  I am genuinely happy that you and your sisters have made your having a black baby dreams come true. No. REALLY. Good luck with that and be sure to ask your black friends how to comb your baby’s hair if you have […]

Heather Heyer’s Death Is Tragic But She Was Not A Hero

Heather Heyer

It isn’t uncommon for our spaces to be filled with “allies”  who come to tell us about how open we should be,  how color-blind they are and/ or how much they care about our plight. A plight that has existed for the better part of five centuries. These conversations, typically, stay within our spaces (where […]

Centering White Feelings Over Black Victimization…Not Today, Satan!

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A few days ago, I wrote a blog post outing an opportunistic, avaricious and abusive “activist” in our community. I STAND BEHIND EVERY WORD I PENNED. However, I learned three things. Even among the blackity blackest spaces, white centering runs rampant. Also the “tragic mulata”  trope is an integral part of the fabric in our history […]

The Life And Times Of The Tragic Mulata

tragic mulata

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 […]

Four Black People We Must Abandon On This Fine Martin Luther King Day 2017

Martin Luther King

On this very fine Martin Luther King Day 2017, there are some behaviors and actions that black people should abandon expeditiously. With the new regime (pardon me) ADMINISTRATION starting in four days, we should ensure all of our apertures are sealed so that no blackness escapes. In laymen’s terms- GUARD YOUR BLACKNESS AND STOP COONING, MY […]

Serena Williams Is Getting Married And Armenians Aren’t Black After All

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is getting married. Yaaaaaaaaaaas! And it’s not to Drake or Common. Double yaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! She’s marrying Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit. Cha-ching. Well, it’s not like she’s without proper coinage so we know it’s not for the money. That’s not what this is about though and I’m certain they are cute and mushy. Like […]

Five Random Post-Election Thoughts

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Donald Trump is the next president of the United States. I should probably put some “respeck on his name” but my inner negro will not allow that. It’s cool. I’ve held on to these thoughts save my private Facebook page but I’ve finally decided to share these random ass post-election ramblings. 5. Martha Stewart and […]

Why We Need A Modern Day Bwa Kayiman

Bwa Kayiman

Violence, indifference and murder against black people seems to be an inevitable and inescapable cycle. We’ve been lied to, disregarded and mocked. We know it’s not stopping on their end. So what do we do? Pleading isn’t moving the hearts of our alabaster counterparts and prayer has never worked. No shade but Jesus must not have […]

Open Letter To Myself About “Non-Racist” Whites. OH And #BoycottBookies

Whites

I, typically, contain myself to black spaces. I feel safe there. I may not always agree with my skinfolk but I love and trust them. However, I don’t trust whites. Not progressive whites. Not liberal whites. Not Gary Owens. Not Kim Kardashian. Not any of you. And I have white folks who I fuck with […]