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Culture

About the Weary Weaponizing of White Women Tears

Picture it: a white woman feels challenged or uncomfortable about something a Black person said or did. Instead of using her words, she cries. Instantly, no matter what the initial catalyst of the situation is, she ends up being appeased, pacified and pampered. Lawd knows we’ve all seen virtual white …

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My LifePodcast

Rooted in Authenticity (with Abiola Oke) – Episode 5 of Rants and Randomness

I can’t believe I’ve already done five episodes of Rants and Randomness! There have been over 100,000 downloads of this podcast already. And the love y’all have been giving it has made my heart well! In Episode 5, I am interviewing my boy Abiola Oke, CEO of OkayAfrica. It’s a …

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CultureMusic

Beychella is Proof That Beyoncé is the Greatest Performer Alive. I’m Not Arguing

Beyoncé Giselle of House Knowles. First of her name. Snatcher of Edges. Killer of Stages. Exemplar of Excellence. Citizen of Creole Wonderland. Legendary Black Girl. Wakandan Council President. Queen. I gotta up my intake of B12 (Biotin) and re-order my supply of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Beyoncé stays coming for …

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Social Media

I’m “I Had a Xanga Blog” Social Media Years Old

Sometimes it’s fun to reminisce about the good ol’ days of social media and being online. You know? Before we realized the people who created it are basically Voldemort, planning world domination with our data. Young folks today don’t even know how much things have changed in such a short …

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My Life

About My TED Talk That Almost Didn’t Happen and Now Has 2 Million Views

Last week (April 5, 2018), my TED talk Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable crossed the 2 million view mark! It’s been watched, all over the world, 2 million times! It’s been transcribed to 18 different languages. In 15 years of writing, 8 years of speaking, it’s my most consumed thing. …

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FashionWhose is this?

Whose Idea Were These Terrible Birkenstock Boots?

First came the most expensive frock on the Oregon Trail. Then came the uglass skants (skirt pants). And now I’m convinced that fashion designers are just trolling us on purpose to entertain themselves, because look at this mess. What in the tacky ass caucasery hell is this?!? Birkenstock has gone TOO …

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Podcast

Not Even Me Can Stop Me (with Jenifer Lewis) – Episode 4 of Rants and Randomness

YOOOO!!! Episode 4 of Rants and Randomness is here and I could not be more excited! You are not going to want to miss out on this episode, because my guest is the legendary, iconic, incomparable Jenifer Lewis! But before I get my life from talking with Ms. Lewis, I start …

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CultureTV

I Binge-Watched Seven Seconds on Netflix: My Review

I have a problem with art that imitates life so well, it leaves us with the message that there is no WINNING. It punches you in the gut and reminds you that even when you think you might win, you will lose. And that is my main problem with Seven …

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My LifePodcast

Opening Closed Doors (with Vanessa K. De Luca) – Episode 3 of Rants and Randomness

Hey y’all! We’re back with Episode 3 of Rants & Randomness called “Opening Closed Doors.” It features a can’t-miss interview with Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor-in-chief of ESSENCE Magazine! This week’s episode kicks off with the story of Parker Curry, the little girl who was captured on camera admiring Michelle Obama‘s official …

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My Life

Come Hear Me Speak at SXSW This Weekend!

My people!!! This week, I’m going to be at SXSW! My schedule is jam-packed with some dope events, including one you can come to if you don’t have a SXSW badge. Here’s where you can catch me! SATURDAY I’m so geeked to be a featured speaker at SXSW and my talk is …

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