notes in the margin: “no.”

  No. Nah. Negative. I will let you know. Let me think about it. Not a good fit. I got you... Silence. So what is the root of the fruits that I bear? Rejection, a loss (an "L"), or said another way, "No." Everyone faces rejection, but when it comes to my hustle and my... Continue Reading →

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notes in the margins: roots and fruits

What kind of fruit are you bearing? A number of people have called me a perfectionist. I’m not a fan of the term because I don’t see myself as one. At all. I am particular and sometimes stubborn, but that’s not a perfectionist. However, there are few things that I have accept and appreciate with... Continue Reading →

“Spark the Brain”

This was originally slated as a tribute on Tupac’s birthday (June 16th), but since the assassination of Nipsey Hussle, I decided to publish it now. But before you start reading please watch this video: Tupac’s foreshadowing was short-sighted. I don’t think when the rapper said that he would “spark the brain that would change the... Continue Reading →

Theory II: The Face of A Queen

In Theory II, I propose what the “Queen” could look like if her face was not destroyed. I give her not only a face, but a voice as well drawing inspiration from the Black Girls Rock. To do so, I invoke  Black women throughout history and their words that continue to navigate between various places... Continue Reading →

Theory I: Flesh and Fragment

    Overview This project was inspired by and drew from Alexander Weheliye’s Habeas Viscus, Hortense J. Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” (1987) and Sylvia Wynter’s "'No Humans Involved': An Open Letter to My Colleagues" (1994) in connection to the Black woman's body through time and space in conjunction with “Fragment of... Continue Reading →

Our Love Songs

Yeah, the older you get, man, more you appreciate know The real babes They don't get offended when you say shit Ayo, we good? Let me know when that drop Recently, rapper Wale dropped his video for “Black Bonnie” featuring Jacquees. When he first teased us with the shot I was excited. Then I read... Continue Reading →

Check Mate

In my Rough Drafts & Hard Times piece, one of my homies noticed something was off. I mentioned the deaths that were in the news, but when it came to the suicides, I wrote about the reactions of others. Knowing how I feel about the topic, he realized that I skipped a few steps. He... Continue Reading →

qotw: …I have to

  Because it's hump day... This is dedicated to that Friday conversation between my amigos and I. This is also dedicated to the dream chasers who are focused on building, growing, learning and getting ahead. Instead of enjoying the beautiful summer nights, we close ourselves from the world to work a little harder and a... Continue Reading →

qotw: Keep going

I haven't done a qotw in a hot minute...OK, here goes! The key to writing and writing well is to keep writing, no matter the hell is happening. — Paul Cantor (@PaulCantor) June 14, 2018   While I was in my "writing slump," I came across the tweet above and I totally agreed. So slowly,... Continue Reading →

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