Pan African

What is Blackness? Is it based on where youโ€™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 ask. It brought to the [...]

Because We Have To Talk About Safaree’s Latest *cough* Release Thumbnail

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, SKIP THIS POST BECAUSE IT IS FILTH. IT’S FOR GROWN FOLKS ONLY. There is a BIG topic floating around the internet today. It has GINORMOUS interest. The MAGNITUDE must be acknowledged. So Safaree… ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ Sometimes, I am moved to write poetry [...]

This Judgey Baby is Sick of Everyone and I Love Her Thumbnail

Y’all know I have a soft spot for judgey babies. They haven’t even been here very long but they KNOW something ain’t right. They want us to get it together and they will let us know about it. So, coming across my timeline all of last week was this baby who basically stole my spirit. [...]

iMac Pro

Listen. I’m a fan of Apple products and I have given them A LOT of money over the years. Yesterday was Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and they announced a new slate of products. You know I was ready to see them offer the same products as last year at slightly higher price. What [...]

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino is a Weapon of Mass Diabetes Thumbnail

Honestly, folks do not want us to have nice things, like long lives where we don’t struggle with the gout or an extreme case of “the sugars.”ย Folks like Starbucks, who just released a new drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino. It’s a limited edition offering, available nationwide until April 23. This drink is nothing butย a weapon [...]

So I Got Tea on Rachel Dolezal from a Former Colleague of Hers Thumbnail

I promise I was not planning on doing another post on Rachel Dolezal and her nutbucket self. I really wasn’t. But then tea dropped in my inbox and it was too good not to share. For those who are like “we make her relevant by talking about her” skip this. I love good gossip and [...]

I’m YoungOld and So Are You Thumbnail

One of my favorite people, Samantha Irby, always talks about how old she is. Last week was her birthday, so in honor of the day the world got slightly less shitty, I had to tell people how old I am. I’m “If I wear heels out in public, I got a pair of flats in [...]

Because Now You Can Get Collard Greens at Neiman Marcus Thumbnail

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 collard greens for sale. Go [...]

Because the Only Thing Chip Readers are Good For is Embarrassing Us Thumbnail

Remember when chips were placed on our credit and debit cards? And financial institutions were all excited because this would make checking out much faster? And we were like “but I’m fine putting in my pin” and they were all “NO NO NO you are not. That takes too long and it’s not secure enough.” [...]

Mama Bolt Shade

There is no one who can bring you down to Earth better and quicker than your own mother. It seems that once you have a child, your shade savant abilities triples, and your gift of petty is enhanced. From the way moms can cut that look that will quickly make you sit down, to the [...]