What happens when the shoe is on the other foot?

Good Sunday Evening people! As you have noticed, I’ll take breaks from writing because life is life. I recently had a son in May 2021. My world was flipped upside down in the most loving way. I can’t explain how much I love that kid. Since I’ve been trying to get used to fatherhood, I…

I Just Want to Live

I have plenty of people on my timeline who talk spicy to me about Black Lives Matter or racism in general. Faking need for understanding or feigning desire of discussion.  As of late, I haven’t really discussed race because I don’t feel like hearing the absolute foolishness the race discussion brings about. However, this event stirred…

The MLK You Were Taught About is Not Real

Yes. Reread that headline again. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you were taught about in school was not real. Oh yes, the man himself existed. He lost his life for the betterment of African Americans. However, the idea of this docile negro fighting for civil rights being loved and revered in his lifetime is…

What It Takes for You to Believe

What does it take for you to believe my story? The experiences that shaped me? The events that formed my perception? What does it take for you to believe? I ask this because too often we dismiss people’s experiences. Whether we think they are lying or if we try to explain what we think actually happened….

Uncomfortable Conversations

I have a lot to tell you guys. Life has been busy! Between getting married in Feb (love you babe!), injuring my knee, and rehabbing, I’ve had a lot on my plate. Not too much to discuss the elements of racism in the land though. I’ve come to a point where I pick and choose…

What It’s Like to be the Safe Black Person

This past weekend I went to see The Hate U Give. Seeing that movie left me with raw, unfiltered emotions. They talked about several subjects. Modern day racism and people’s inability to see themselves. The modern black family. Loyalty to your roots. The “snitches get stitches” culture. How black kids are taught to behave during police interactions….

To Stand or to Kneel? That is the Question

Facebook was fairly interesting today. Instead of the usual football jargon, I read a lot of opinions on patriotism, law enforcement, racism, and bigotry. Needless to say, there were some heated conversations today. People went back and forth over their views of patriotism and how to display it. These conversations have been going on for…

Why Black History Month is Relevant

In the good-natured American way, Black History Month is questioned more and more each year. It seems as though a certain sect of people find this month to be useless and, well, racist. Yes, folks. People consider Black History month to be racist. It’s as if a whole month dedicated to the history of one…

It’s Debate Night

The night we have all anticipated has come. The Presidential debate came in all of its glory, and it was just as entertaining as everyone thought it would be. The two candidates for the two major political parties did not disappoint.Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump, was his usual self. Flinging accusations at his opponent. Painting…

It’s a Simple Question

The BET Awards the last few years have been filled with nonsense. In fact, the further I distance myself from my old life,the more I wonder why I watched BET. That being said, it is no surprise that I skipped this year’s awards. I had absolutely no intention on watching them, and I’m still glad I…

Lies the TV Told You

In my search for quotes for the three days three quotes challenge (I’m way past due on this thing), I ran across the following words. I couldn’t help but think about how much it holds true today. “The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty…

The Difference Between A and ER

Editor’s Note: This post is going to take an in-depth look at the word “nigger.” As such, it will be used (as discreetly as possible) throughout this commentary. This post was not written with any intent to offend. Rather, it is to make people think about the ramifications of using this word. What’s the difference…