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Tekken’s Leroy Smith Character is Mr. Steal-Your-Grandma

I don’t even play video games (anymore) but I might have to pick up what Tekken is dropping. They just released a trailer for the new movie and one of their characters is someone named Leroy Smith, who is the perfect prototype of Black Uncles everywhere. I know good and …

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Toni Morrison: The Favorite Teacher I Never Met

There are favorite teachers we will never meet. In 8th grade, my favorite English teacher assigned us Toni Morrison’s Sula. I have always loved reading so it was no thing to jump into the book. But once I was on those pages, those words mesmerized me, engulfed me and hugged …

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Ghost-Like: Insecure Season 3 Finale Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Issa No – Issa is going around Inglewood to restaurants and artists to see if they’ll be a part of the block party but no one is here for this event but her. She is …

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Obsessed-Like: Season 3, Episode 7 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. MIA – It’s been a week since Issa has heard from Nathan and she cannot stop thinking about him. Molly finally accepts the date with Andrew and it seems to be going well. She admits …

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Ready-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 6 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Meetup – Issa and Lawrence are seeing each other for the first time in a while and when she asks him what he’s up to, he runs through it in his head. He’s been sleeping …

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High-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 5 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Running – Issa is driving Lyft to make ends meet after quitting her We Got Yall job, and gets all types of passengers. Best one? Thug Yoday! She ends up at Molly’s job with all …

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Fresh-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Fresh Start – Issa’s got her new spot, and is back with her raps cuz she finally has a bathroom mirror again. Daniel stops by to drop off the last of her stuff and he …

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Backwards-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Heart wants – Daniel wakes up Issa, who is in his bed, now that she can sleep there and not the couch for once. She’s encroaching on his side of the bed and she says …

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About Blackness, Africanness and When It’s Enough

What is Blackness? Is it based on where you’re from? Is it based on your skin tone? Is it based on your heritage? Is it a lived experience? What is BLACKNESS? As someone whose Blackness was questioned loudly because of a question asked about a Black American musician, I must …

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Familiar-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Denied – Issa is at work, looking at apartments to rent but these LA prices are out of pocket. She shoots a text to Daniel cuz apparently they are ships passing in the night in …

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