Are you being self-sufficient or self-sabotaging by keeping your goals a secret?
...it’s unfortunate that Black Americans and people who support our causes are told to force assimilation, shut up, and just “run the ball.”
This is the crossroads of Black History, Black Pride, Black Love, and Black Power. And no, we will not negotiate freedom this time. A revolution is happening in this country right now, and a New America is on the verge. If you don’t acknowledge the problem, you are a part of it. This is … Continue reading We The (Oppressed) People…
It was shortly before graduating from undergrad, on the night of Midnight Breakfast when we met. I had planned to meet one of my friends after I left my evening class at the campus cafeteria to pig out on bacon and French toast right before finals. I show up, and in walks my friend … Continue reading For Steven: A Story of Dreams
What does who you love have to do with you hating me? Call me out my name for laughs, and air my insecurities Exploit my loyalty But treat my body, my life like property? Negro, please. You disrespect me and still expect me to catch you when you fall But I won't be the one … Continue reading To Be Loved In Return: An Ode to Black Men
1. You have a purpose. 2. There is a new opportunity tomorrow (and the day after that, btw.) 3. The world is much bigger than the overcrowded confines of your mind. 4. You need to discover something that you would die for, then 5. You need to keep living for it.
“I don’t know a single black girl who’s carefree because it ain’t easy being a girl of color, period. God, I wish we were carefree. A lot of political things would have to dramatically change in this planet for a woman of color to be carefree.” -Cree Summer, Fusion.net Interview I found myself binge … Continue reading #CarefreeBlackGirlCares
Imagine if I won an award for Best Supporting Actress... the irony! My Fictional Introspective Acceptance Speech
Anyways, one of the most versatile colors in a wardrobe isn’t technically a color. Yes, I’m talking about the thing that Pintrest decorating themes and H&M store display orgasms are made of: that glorious shade of white in all of its variations.
While dance clubs and other heavily social or uncoordinated activities are still way too far out of my comfort zone, I go a lot of places. And I usually go alone. I know! Possibly the only thing more threatening as an introvert than having to go out and be around people, is having to go out and be surrounded by strangers.