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SLAVERY, LIKE ABUSE, IS NEVER A CHOICE: How Kanye West missed the point while trying to solicit a Message of Empowerment

When I first heard some of things Kanye had been saying leading up to the infamous “slavery was a choice” comment, I initially just chalked it up to him using shock value as a marketing strategy. You know, the normal attention grabbing shit (good or bad) that’s done to get mass anticipation for something. However,... Read more »

Why Are We Negating Sexual Abuse and Fetishizing A Child Rapist just because she is ‘Pretty’?

Just this past week, Houston middle-school teacher Alexandria Vera was arrested for sexually abusing one of her students whom she had also become impregnated by. This woman did a heinous and damaging thing to this child whether people realize it or not.  Yet all over the Internet I am seeing something just as disturbing. Not... Read more »

LEMONADE, A drink best served cold

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, well this time it came in the form of a tall ass glass of LEMONADE. Now I am not, nor have I ever been the biggest Beyoncé fan, but I swear she has been growing on me long enough to at least become a seasonal member... Read more »

Hidden Brilliance: Appreciating Unconventional (and autistic) Minds

On the Inside “You talk too much” he said to me with disdain. Indeed. At times I do, but its hard not to when you have a million thoughts firing off in your head at the speed of light every other nano-second. So that’s why I started to write, because I realized, that everyone in... Read more »

How Chicago State University Saved My Life and Helped Me Shed the Single Mother Stereotype

Most of you have read the facts and heard the outcries of injustice at the threat of closure that Chicago State University faces. However, many of you still don’t know CSU and why keeping it open saves lives. As a science major, Chicago State University is where I truly learned how to write and present... Read more »

Chiraq/Shitraq: The Good, The Bad, and The Truth

Chiraq Shitraq: The Good, The Bad, and The Truth The Good Teyonah Parris-is beautiful to look at and although her dialogue was quite cheddar cheesy, she brought an aspect of sincerity to the character in spite of the movie. Wesley Snipes– I don’t why he hasn’t pursued a career in comedy. Wesley Snipes’ comedic timing... Read more »

If I didn't know any better, I'd think CNN stood for 'Confederate National Network'

I am seriously starting to think that the news network CNN should stand for the “Confederate National Network“ . That’s basically how it feels and couldn’t be more evident in how we are portrayed and demonized through piss poor reporting. You mean to tell me that the absolute BEST description of this slain young man... Read more »

Dear Media, Stop Giving Jesse Jackson Sr. Credit for the Black Friday Protests

Dear Media, Stop giving Jesse Jackson Sr. credit for shit he doesn’t do. Jesse Jackson, Sr. is not our political lord and savior so please stop it with these fake ass articles and the narrative that he is the champion of black people. Most of our natural black asses don’t even like him. I can’t... Read more »

Why I Refuse to watch the video of LaQuan McDonald's Murder

  Even before the video came out I made a conscious decision that I was not going to watch it. I know what was done to this 17 year old boy. How he was shot 16 times (in the fetal position) by one officer, while other officers looked on. How police reports were falsified, the... Read more »

Chiraq: Spike Lee’s weak attempt at Greek Mythology

I just saw the trailer for Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ and I couldn’t be more disappointed. Instead of highlighting the major issue of gang violence and a proposed resolution  it comes off as some pimptastic ode to the “Power of Pussy”.  I, like many, was under the impression that this might be more of a documentary... Read more »