My Life

My 2016 Highlights and The Hiatus I’m Taking

Less than 3 weeks left in 2016, and I am fist-pumping for what has been an amazing year for me professionally and personally. Unfortunately, the world started to burn so not everything was great. However, this year has been one that has pushed me forward and upward, and one where …

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CulturePolitics

Announcement! COPE Has Placed a Moratorium on BLAXIT Passes

It’s been a month since the world began its’ quick crumble, with the election of Squirrelwig McRacistPants as the next President of the United States. We were all stunned, because WTF HOW THE FUCK WHO THE FUCK. Even though Hillary Clinton secured almost 3 million more votes than Cheeto Satan, …

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TV

Insecure’s Season 1 is Over and It Was Everything

Last night was the airing of the finale episode of Insecure on HBO. The show, created by and starring Issa Rae as a struggling young Los Angelian, has been Sunday night’s “Must watch” TV for the last 8 weeks. The show has been a longtime coming for Issa, who was …

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My Life

I Need You! I’m Judging You is Up for Best Humor Book of 2016!

My people! Earlier this month I found out my book I’m Judging You was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for “Best Humor Book of 2016.” This is the only major book award that is decided on by readers. How cool is that?? As in, out of all the books that came …

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CulturePolitics

I’m Not Playing Nice with Donald Trump

A week ago, the United States of America reminded the world that is has a lot of stupid people in it. And a lot of people who would put their race over their genders because they’ve internalized patriarchy. And a lot of people who are raging racists. And a lot …

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CulturePolitics

About the Heartbreak of America’s Choice

I forced myself to go to sleep around 1am. I wanted to keep hope, even for 5 more hours. I can usually find bright spots in situations. There are none for me here. I feel doomed. I wanted to wake up this morning celebrating the first woman president. Instead, I …

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Politics

About the Election from Hell and Why I Voted for Hillary Clinton

I voted 2 weeks ago, when early voting started in Chicago. I was in and out in 30 minutes, and I cast my vote for Hillary Clinton to be President, with Tim Kaine as her Vice-President. One thing down, so many more to go. I am exhausted, because this election …

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Culture

About Harmful Traditions and Why I Celebrate The Indians Losing to the Cubs in the World Series

First, I have to say how proud I am for my home city! The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series! They haven’t won since 1908. The last time the Cubs were Major League Baseball’s champions, no World Wars had happened yet, women couldn’t …

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Random

Because Now You Can Get Collard Greens at Neiman Marcus

So at this point, I think the theme for 2016 is FIRMLY “The Devil is Busy.” As in, this year’s hashtag should be #TheDevilisBusy2016. Or #SatanisPuttinginWork2016. Because there is just too much foolishment happening. TEW MUCH, FATHA GAWD. What happened this time? Well, luxury store Neiman Marcus is now offering …

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Culture

SECURITY!!! Rachel Dolezal is Back With Her Shenanigans in the Form of a Book

Your unfavorite undercover sista Rachel Dolezal is back to tap dance on our collective last nerves. Atticus’ mama (yes, y’all) is releasing a book next year titled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. Many of us saw the cover and thought it was a meme. …

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