Posts tagged "a. comeaux"

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »

I’m Sorry I Misrepresented Myself to You, But, I’m Celibate

I’m Sorry I Misrepresented Myself to You, But, I’m Celibate
By  A Comeaux “To lose everything and find yourself is the greatest treasure” I didn’t think that last storm was unique, as I’ve witnessed women bounce back like they never tripped. So amazed at the recovery I didn’t think of the premature wound that is her heart. I realized that when I was in those... Read more »

Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?

Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?
By A Comeaux Why aren’t references required for relationships? Jobs ask for them whether you’re a nurse or a nanny, a cashier or an executive, new employers would like to know who and where you came from and the reason you’re no longer there… You can’t get credit unless your financial history is checked and... Read more »
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Black Women Aren't Supposed to Suffer From This--but I Did

Black Women Aren't Supposed to Suffer From This--but I Did
By A Comeaux There are many things many of us women take for granted. Some of us don’t take heed of what we have taken for granted until something drastic happens, that is, until our world is shaken upside down and life as we know it is no longer the same. I’m one of those... Read more »

Blacks and Poor Whites: Your Life Doesn't Matter to the System

Blacks and Poor Whites: Your Life Doesn't Matter to the System
By A Comeaux I’ve been in a confusing haze for a few days, drifting between the headlines #OregonUnderAttack and #BlackLivesMatter peaceful unarmed protestors nationwide being thrown in jail, beaten and even shot with no charges for the terrorists. And then I had a revelation. The revelation: American media is irrefutably biased in the glorified showcase... Read more »

I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me

I Dated an Undercover Crackhead and He Almost Killed Me
By A Comeaux My crackhead ex-lover smelled of cologne once enticing, but now stale and outdated. He dressed nice if slacks, church shoes, dull pinky rings adorned with dull diamond chips with sweaters reminiscent of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood counts. And he had the persistence of a runaway slave for freedom, in his pursuit of me.... Read more »
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Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED

Top 5 Reasons You Must See CREED
By A Comeaux I, like most of you, have seen the promos for CREED with an incredibly buffed, perfectly toned Michael B. Jordan and suffered immediate salivations. The steam ended there. I think he’s a good enough actor. I’ve supported all of his films in part because I’m raising a young black male child and... Read more »

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict
By A Comeaux You were about 40 when you got clean for the last time. During your 20′s and 30′s as an addict I was a child, bearing the burdens of your ill choices. I helped you read. I encouraged you after you disappointed me year in and out. My love, friendship and loyalty is... Read more »
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Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... Read more »