Daily Prompt: Disrupt: On Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, and the Inevitability of that TMZ Story

via Daily Prompt: Disrupt Tristan Thompson clearly has a pattern. When his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig was pregnant with his son, Prince, in 2016, he began dating and presumably boinking Khloe Kardashian. Now, those of us that follow celebrity news see that he has also been boinking other women during Khloe’s pregnancy with their newborn daughter. […]

I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

I live in a house located at the intersection of American Citizenship Avenue right before it turns into Black Woman Boulevard, where it crosses Motherhood Mount, right before it turns into Writers Way. It’s an exhausting place to live sometimes. American is a ridiculously busy street where the traffic moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, […]

Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure I like words like “treasure.” Words that are nouns and verbs. That allow me to talk about what I have and what I do. I am getting married in 21 days. I never thought I’d ever get married. I was raised by married parents, at whose wedding I was the flower […]

Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist

So I watched the final three episodes of “Insecure”– If you don’t know “Insecure,” then you should get to know it. It’s entertaining as hell. Even though it trades on some of the most tired paradigms of black entertainment–my least personal favorite being the funny fat friend (since she is who I battle with myself on a daily […]

Full Code

My great-grandmother is 100-years-old or thereabouts. We aren’t sure because she was born in Alabama, in her parents’ home, with the help of a midwife. Her birth certificate says she came to this world on September 8, 1915, but she was told she was born on September 3, 1916. She was well into her 90s […]

Sugar, Ice, and Tea: On “Lemonade”

We are so tough but so scared–we black folk. It’s actually quite a feat. We can manage to survive institutional racism–the trauma, the stress, the constant devaluation, the violence, the seeming endlessness of its pain and suffering. But we can’t do a Goddamn thing with love. We run and hide from it like children. So […]

A Black Feminist on the Blame Game

I’m a proud and adamant black feminist. And ever since I took on that designation, in my late teens, I’ve had a lot of men and women argue with me about how “problematic” it is for me to call myself a feminist as a black woman. The standard explanation that they give me–for why feminism […]

The Terms of Our Relationships

The other day, I did a no-no. I watched an episode of “Love & Hip Hop.” And it was just as disturbing as I expected it to be. In the scene that rattled me the most violently, Tara and Amina were arguing yet again over Peter Gunz–the poster child for masked misogyny and acute irresponsibility. […]