Tag: America

Connecting Thots: Linking Carolyn Bryant to Kellyanne Conway on that Goddamn Couch to the Need for Black People to Be More Woke in Three Arduous Steps

I'm going to cast my web wide and then pull it in slowly, so bear with me, please. I want to touch on a lot of things in this post, like Donald Trump in a dressing room full of beauty pageant contestants. I'll wend my way to Kellyanne Conway and what my sister would refer … Continue reading Connecting Thots: Linking Carolyn Bryant to Kellyanne Conway on that Goddamn Couch to the Need for Black People to Be More Woke in Three Arduous Steps

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, and the … Continue reading 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’

Daily Prompt: Seriousness

via Daily Prompt: Seriousness I am beginning to doubt the seriousness of Americans that say they want to stop Trump. There - I said it. I don't believe the Democrats. I don't believe the so-called moderate members of the GOP. I don't believe the women. I don't believe the black people. I don't believe the undocumented … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Seriousness

You Not ‘Bout No Life: The Logical Fallacy of the Anti-Abortion Conservative & The Reason Trump and His Cronies Can Go Choke on a Communion Wafer

Anyone that has been following me for longer than one post knows I am a stickler when it comes to using words. Or maybe you don't. So let me tell you. It can take me five or six hours to write a post sometimes because I keep trying to capture my ideas perfectly. I never … Continue reading You Not ‘Bout No Life: The Logical Fallacy of the Anti-Abortion Conservative & The Reason Trump and His Cronies Can Go Choke on a Communion Wafer

Trump is Our Bad Boyfriend, and We the People Are Getting Gaslighted

I don't hate anyone in my real life (versus my political life) except the asshole to which I lost my virginity. He taught me about gaslighting, and he is probably one of the only people in this world around which I would consistently lose my shit--if I ever allowed his ass around me. I even skipped … Continue reading Trump is Our Bad Boyfriend, and We the People Are Getting Gaslighted

Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

I wrote this back in May of last year, but all the Bishop Eddie Long apologists I'm reading on Facebook brought it back to my mind and renewed its relevancy, at least to my thinking. I will say the same thing here that I said on Facebook about some people's refusal to be silent about … Continue reading Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

America 101: The Cabinet

All the big-name news sources are talking back-and-forth this week about Trump's cabinet picks as he prepares to take office in a little more than ten days. In what has become typical Trump fashion, he has done completely away with the customary practices of all his Presidential predecessors and waited until the absolute last minute … Continue reading America 101: The Cabinet

Daily Prompt: Cling

via Daily Prompt: Cling So my favorite Internet provocateur, Jill Is Black, has this really smart video about "the revolution" in which she skewers those black people that imagine themselves in be in the cultural vanguard for using respectability politics--which are really just a set of behavioral expectations black people have compiled based on how … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Cling