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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 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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Famous folks

About Mo’Nique, Pay Inequality and Her Asking Us to Boycott Netflix

A lot of people do not like Mo’Nique. I’m not a huge fan myself, being one of those who falls in the “skinny bitches” category that she made a comedy career out of roasting. But I respect her longevity in the humor game, and tip my hat to the OG. …

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Culture

About Milo Yiannopoulos Being Trash and Lines Not to Cross

Let me start this off by saying that Milo Yiannopoulos is trash. You might be asking “who the hell is this Milo dude?” He is garbage in human form. He is a retch and walking, talking upchuck. In fact, here’s a portrait: Milo is a vile, racist, sexist, transphobic, DECENCYphobic dudebro who …

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Politics

About the Election from Hell and Why I Voted for Hillary Clinton

I voted 2 weeks ago, when early voting started in Chicago. I was in and out in 30 minutes, and I cast my vote for Hillary Clinton to be President, with Tim Kaine as her Vice-President. One thing down, so many more to go. I am exhausted, because this election …

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Culture

Another Day, Another Hashtag. White People, You Gotta Get to Work NOW

Terence Crutcher was a father, husband, son, uncle, pastor. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by officer Betty Shelby, even though he was unarmed. What started as his car breaking down led to his body in the morgue. Keith Lamont Scott was a father, husband, son, uncle. Keith Lamont Scott …

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Culture

About Colin Kaepernick’s Stance and the Chafed Compatriots

Colin Kaepernick is the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and he is in the middle of a public hailstorm right now. He decided to sit down as the national anthem played before a game, and he has been caught up in the rapture of hate ever since. When asked …

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CultureFamous folksPolitics

About Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech and the White House That Was Built by Slaves

Michelle Obama. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama the GAWDESS. First of Her Name. Sasha and Malia’s mama. Barack’s wife. Queen of my Heart. Slayer of Haters. Shader of Intellectually Inferior Walking Cheetos. She Who Shall Not Be Outdone. She stepped on the stage of the Democratic National Convention on day 1 and …

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About Kim Kardashian’s Receipts and the Damsel in Distress, Taylor Swift

There are few times when I will high five Kim Kardashian for anything she does and this is one of those times. Because I’m petty. Lemme give you the quick rundown of what happened. Kanye West released his “Famous” single and there’s a line in it that says “I feel …

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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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