A Few Thoughts on the March on Washington

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Tweet After watching the commemorative speeches for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington I was conflicted. I had a lot of thoughts about what I witnessed. I asked two gentlemen whom I’ve had great dialogue with on history as well as political and social issues to weigh in on some questions I had. […]

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I’m a Man…But Does That Mean I Can’t Be a Feminist?

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Tweet On the surface, I portray many characteristics and mannerisms that are associated with manliness and virility (my twitter handle is BrazenlyVirile). I drink my whiskey neat or with two ice cubes, I like working with my hands, I love a nice steak (medium well porterhouse), I drink dark lagers, and I love basketball and […]

Why Looks Matter.

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TweetThe other day I started watching this show called New Girl on Netflix. I usually hear people talking about the show on social media so I decided to give it a go. If you’ve never seen the show the premise of show is based in Los Angeles where a quirky, cute female teacher named Jessica […]

How Private Should You Keep Your Relationships Online?

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Tweet On social media platforms across the internet there is a fine line that is walked daily by people who are dating and/or are in relationships. How much should I share with my timeline/feed about whom I’m dating? Should I say anything at all? All my friends ask me why their facebook status stills says […]

The Inconsistencies In How We Give Men and Women Advice

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Tweet Last week I wrote a post entitled The Ridiculous Expectations Black Men Black Men Place On The Sexuality Of Black Women. In the post I discussed the various ways in which Black men shame the sexuality of Black women and how this trend seems to be spreading via social media. The post received a […]

The Ridiculous Expectations Black Men Place on the Sexuality of Black Women

So you're saying you don't do that?

TweetYesterday morning when I checked my twitter timeline I expected to see one of two things. 1) Sports talk about how the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a thrilling overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs and 2) hip-hop discussions surrounding J. Cole, Kanye West and/or Jay-Z. Instead I was greeted with discussions of […]

Marriage For All

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Tweet On April 23, 2013 France passed their “Marriage For All” law that extends marriage and adoption rights to gay couples. France is the 14th country in the world to pass such a law.  I couldn’t be happier for France because rights such as this shouldn’t be limited to certain parts of a country but […]

I Lost My Job: Why You Should Pay Attention to Politics

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Tweet “This is supposed to happen to other people. This was never supposed to happen to me.” As I’m sitting on my mother’s porch on a Tuesday afternoon these are the thoughts that ran through my mind. Its funny how having plenty of time on your hands leads to contemplation. Officially, I will be unemployed […]

Why Rappers Can’t Stop Rapping About Violence, Women, and Money

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Tweet This morning as I was getting ready for work, I took my phone into the bathroom to play music as I showered. I put the phone on shuffle and the first song up was Justin Timberlake’s Spaceship Coupe off of his latest, 20/20 Experience. I’ve been playing the 20/20 Experience a lot. I don’t […]

The First Time I Worshipped at a White Church

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Tweet I’m a spiritual person. Notice I didn’t describe myself as religious. I believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. I know scripture. I even have my favorite verse tattooed on my back (2 Timothy 2:3) in the shape of a cross. Since I moved away from Nashville in the summer of 2011, […]