ryan lochte is the poster child for white privilege and dudebro shenanigans

Troglodytic mentality. Those are just about the only two words I can think of that appropriately describe the oft pernicious behavior of dudebros, Ryan Lochte being the most recent offender. [...]

the birth of a rape conviction threatens film, the birth of a nation, and rightfully so

I was once captivated by the concept of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation. But in my heart of hearts, with the recent revelations leveled against him and the [...]

black swim: what simone manuel’s gold medal means for america

Today, I've come across commentary on the internet inquiring why the media has to bring race into Simone Manuel's momentous achievement. She is the first Black woman to win a [...]

i ain’t birthin’ no babies!

I was recently a featured guest on a mater mea podcast, where the topic of discussion was women who don't want children. For anyone who may not be aware, I'm [...]

a stadium somewhere requires the attention of dame helen mirren

I'm literally appalled by Helen Mirren's recent statements. So much so, that when I saw the topic trending on Facebook, I actually ran upstairs, partially infuriated, to grab my computer [...]

it’s 2016 and men are still in opposition to women’s emancipation

Things I'm over: interlopers parading as upstanding, respectable men attempting to extol Ayesha Curry-influenced "virtue" in women that they themselves do not possess and are nowhere near rising up to [...]

formation: beyoncé’s love letter to black lives matter

Within a span of less than five minutes this past Saturday, Beyoncé celebrated Black men, women, children and our overarching culture with the most pro-Black video I've seen for some [...]

black girl in tijuana

I've been known to travel on a whim. And alone. This scares the s--- out of my mother. It all started back in 2007 when I was trying desperately to [...]

my therapist died

I feel like I've lost my best friend of 10 years. A friend who knew everything about me, didn't judge or indict me, just assisted me and helped me absolve [...]

america’s true black beauty is not a horse, but she is sportsperson of the year

Hey White Folks. We're all hip to how you worship your dogs as deities and sh--, but Black people are tired of your putting the lives and legacies of f*cking [...]