Mama Bolt Shade

Mama Bolt’s Disappointment is Universal Mom Love Language

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 …

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All’s Unfair in Love and Kidneys

There’s a story going around today because some guy wrote into a website called NGTrends asking for advice: I am 32years old and my girlfriend is 31years old. We’ve been together for 5 years and now live together in a nice house. Things have been slowly fizzling out and I’ve …

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About Crowdfunding, How It’s Jumped the Shark and Why I Can’t Promote Your Campaign

Six years ago, after I got laid off my full time job, I was invited to speak at a conference that was respected in the nonprofit industry. I needed $700 to get there, and at the encouragement of a friend, I got a ChipIn (now defunct) page up at 10pm. When …

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The Great Candy Debate: Because Sweets Ain’t A Game

Y’all know how seriously we take candy around these parts. There have been many conversations about candy here. Like the fact that yellow starbursts are the ones you give your archnemesis. And how candy corn is the devil. Well, last year, my friends and I entered into a serious discussion …

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Flossie Dickey is 110 and Done With All of Us

Last week, a woman named Flossie Dickey celebrated turning 110 years old. She’s been here since 1906, and has seen more things than any of us could imagine. That also means she’s dealt with her share of bullshit.Flossie has 3 kids, 12 grandkids, 20 great grandkids and 15 great great grandkids. …

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The Mother and Daughter That No One Mistakes for Twins

Some people really do be trying it out here, trying to belong even where they didn’t RSVP. After three Black ladies were in a picture and no one could tell who amongst them was the Mama, folks thought they could play this game too. Knowing good and damb well they …

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Marie Holmes

Bailout Bae Has Spent $21 Million of her Lottery Winnings on Bond

A woman named Marie Holmes, won $88 million (after taxes) in the Powerball in February 2015. Her boyfriend, Lamar McDow (nicknamed Hot Sauce), has been arrested multiple times since then, for crimes ranging from drug trafficking. Marie has put up $21 million bailing out her boyfriend, Hot Sauce, in the …

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Candy Corn Tastes Like Plastic and Despair

Candy is meant to spike our blood sugar, bring a party into our mouths that no one else is invited to and pay for our dentists’ vacation homes. All great things, really. But sometimes, candy exists as a conspiracy to our taste buds. The main type of candy that does …

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Lessons from Zola’s Story: The Great Saga of Trapping and Mayhem

By now, you’ve probably heard about the epic tale told by a woman named Zola, about a trip to Florida involving Jess, Z, and Jarrett. If you have not heard of this story, you have not been on the internet for the last 36 hours, and you were probably being …

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100 Acts of Kindness That My Readers Have Received (Because There’s Still Light in the World)

Last month, after the nine people were killed in Charleston’s Emanuel AME church, and after we were all wading in a river of despair about the state of affairs, I needed to find something good in the world. So I got on my Facebook fan page and asked my readers …

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