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Don’t Weaponize Chadwick Boseman’s Death to Shame People

I want us to be careful about how we are using Chadwick Boseman’s death as life lessons. One of the things that I saw was somebody saying “Whenever you want to come up with an excuse, think about Chadwick Boseman” and that didn’t sit right with my spirit. I get …

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Hold Yourself Accountable (with Sophia Bush) – Episode 45 of Rants & Randomness

My people! Welcome to this week’s episode of Rants & Randomness. Back in June, I was part of the founding team for Share the Mic Now – an online campaign to magnify Black women and the important work they are doing in order to catalyze change. On June 10, 50 …

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Uncle Production
Famous folksMusic

About Teddy Riley, Babyface and the Failed Uncle Production

I have been laughing my whole ass off at the jokes about Teddy Riley and I don’t think this will stop being funny for a LONG TIME. Or ever. There are so many lessons here. * This is a transcript of the video I posted. Yesterday was the Uncle Production: …

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Famous folks

I’m Looking for the Good in this Great Loss: A Reflection on Kobe’s Death

It felt different. It feels different. It don’t make sense. Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash with his daughter, Gianna and 7 other people. Shit is wild to type out. It was wild to hear. A month later, it’s wild to even be saying it and knowing it’s real. …

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Barack Obama Ankles
Famous folksPolitics

Barack’s Moisturized Ankles Aren’t Playing Fair

While the world is crumbling and everything is a dumpster fire and I got more grey hairs in my edges than I can count, some people are flourishing. By some people, I mean President Barack Obama. You know, our ex. The One Who Got Away. The fool who sits in …

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Famous folksTV and Movies

Why Aren’t We Thanking Tyler Perry for Creating the Comedy of the year, A Fall from Grace?

What do people want from Tyler Perry? This post is a transcript of this video. The man who has gifted us with the comedy of the year and the fantasy film of the year (fantasy because you have to suspend belief), A Fall from Grace. The man has been a …

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Famous folks

About Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the Love They Chose Over Everything

It was just announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be relinquishing their royal titles, duties and money. As a member of the Monarchy, Henry Charles Albert David is entitled to certain things, like “His Royal Highness” as a title, and public …

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Summer Walker
CultureFamous folks

Summer Walker is Anxious and Awkward and I’m Glad She’s Here

Summer Walker is weird. She is awkward. She seems perpetually uneasy. And her presence and visibility is definitely not parallel with the “confident, Black woman” who we love to see and champion. And that is why her existence and visibility is even more important right now. I don’t think the …

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CultureFaithFamous folks

Jesus is King and Kanye’s a Fool

Kanye West has become Christianity’s town crier and just released an album (and IMAX movie) called Jesus is King to make it official. Months ago, he started doing Sunday Services, and people were gagging in glee because they were so touched that this man was loudly proclaiming his love for …

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Toni Morrison
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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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