Let It Burn or Do It For Fun #Insecure #HellaGreat

I truly believe that Issa Rae and I were best friends or sisters in the last life. Her series, Insecure on HBO features so much music that I hardly know what to write about. I will begin by stating that there are soundtracks on Spotify for each episode. The soundtrack for the first episode “Hella... Continue Reading →


These Heauxs Ain’t Loyal and Other Life Lessons #TALESONBET

If Irv Gotti ain't up for an Emmy next year, I am going to have a serious attitude. I do not blow smoke or hop on bandwagons. If you know me in real life, then you know I am a harsh critique of television and film. My two degrees in English will not allow me to... Continue Reading →

God Is Your Forever Ride or Die #JesusWalksWednesday

I ain't here to argue about his facial features Or here to convert atheists into believers I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way I need Jesus -Kanye West I consider myself a Christian about 80% of the time, then they do something stupid... Continue Reading →


Whose Truth Is It Anyway?

The truth is relative and depends on your perspective. As humans, we like to think that truth and fact are objective and definite. In actuality, there are multiple truths, not one clear truth. This concept is weighty and vast and confusing, but BET explores it in the second episode of Tales. This episode was inspired... Continue Reading →


Final Thoughts on 4:44- For Colored People Who Have Contemplated Expatriating When Words Are Not Enuf

Sometimes, I get really tired of being Black. I love my skin, my culture, my language, my ancestors, my essence—that I love. But the emotional, and spiritual weight of the history of oppression coupled with the present oppression plus the denial of said oppressions, makes me, well...tired. Chris Rock summed it up best. “If you're... Continue Reading →


Final Thoughts on 4:44 for Men

If you are looking for an objective analysis of Jay-Z's album 4:44, you should probably stop reading now. I am sure there are plenty of blogs and articles that will criticize how he released his thirteenth album. Others will revile Jay-Z for not having any catchy singles or hook driven club bangers. Still others will... Continue Reading →


Willie Hutch, Black Weddings, and Getting Chose

If you are at a Black wedding you will experience some variety of line dancing and soul music from the 1970s. I could go further in this list, but let's focus here. Music is an integral part of African-American culture. I dare say, it is the best part. Music trumps food. Unlike those turnips greens... Continue Reading →


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