Why We Shouldn’t Expect More from Jay-Z

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 Share on Tumblr  By now you’ve heard about the Barneys fiasco involving two young Black adults being stopped because they made pricey purchases that staff found crime-worthy. I won’t rehash that. I’m writing because of the public outcry for Jay-Z to opt out of his partnership/arrangement/situation/thing with the store. This would signal his (our) intolerance […]

How Black Sexuality is Viewed in America

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 Share on Tumblr   This picture is worth way more than 1,000 words. Last week, the above map was retweeted onto my TL.  It claims to show the most searched “sex terms” by region. Later in the week, Russell Simmons released a spoof of a sextape featuring Harriet Tubman.  Most people who’ve viewed the tape […]

What Black Twitter's Response to the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Means in the Bigger Picture

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 Share on Tumblr By now, you’ve probably heard about the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape. If you haven’t, well, here ya go: I will say it was a failed attempt at humor. Probably one of the biggest fails I’ve ever seen on the Internet. I mean, they took an iconic figure in our history and tried […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Instagram Video

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 Share on TumblrInstagram Video has been around for about two months now, so this post might be long overdue or just in-time. Unfortunately, some of #TeamDroid still have the misfortune of being able to see IG vids and not being able to record them, like myself. Despite, my misfortune Instagram Video is still one of the […]

White People: Stop Telling Black People How to Feel About Trayvon Martin!

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 Share on Tumblr  Race has been a hot topic this week in the wake of George Zimmerman’s privilege. We’ve seen White people telling Black people what’s racist and how we should feel on the topic of Trayvon Martin. Business as usual, it seems. Carly Oishi recently wrote an awesome letter to White people letting them […]

Disturbing Pictures Show White Folks #Trayvoning

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 Share on Tumblr I think I speak for all people, regardless of race, gender or class, when I say… Now I know, i’m not the only one who wonders if this is real or not. I’m just a bit skeptical that people are this ignorant. However, I realize that the current state of racism in […]

Skin Deep: 5 Thoughts On The Dark Girls Documentary

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 Share on Tumblr After watching the Super Saiyan Vampire Jesus Bill Compton get all the way crazy on True Blood, I saw my Twitter timeline discussing a documentary being shown on Oprah’s OWN network called “Dark Girls”. I immediately hesitated from joining in on the fun, as I feel like the light skin vs. dark […]

Why the Media Is More Tragic Than the Tragedies

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 Share on TumblrEvery day I lose more and more faith in what we call “the news.” By now we’ve all heard about the tragedy in Boston. Over the last few days, the focus has shifted from the victims to capturing the bastards behind this atrocity. And in the process of finding the suspects, we’ve once […]

Why You Don’t Mind Interracial Dating Until You Have To See It

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 Share on Tumblr If you’ve been reading my writing on the internet for any amount of time you know that I try and stay away from topics around Interracial Dating. I have never really seen a productive conversation about the topic take place and it all depends on where you are how the conversation will […]

The First Time I Worshipped at a White Church

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 Share on Tumblr 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 […]