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 →

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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: 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 →

Rough Drafts & Hard Times

I took a crazy break. It was not by choice, things just happened and it was hard to get back into my groove. In between my last piece and now, I have rough drafts all over the place. As I was going through them I realized nothing was positive, except for one. I just had... Continue Reading →

Defending Ours: Stephon Clark

As the news of Stephon Clark murder was being described last month, I envisioned it from an ominous viewpoint: a young Black male chilling in a backyard then all of a sudden his body is being riddled with bullets. I didn’t post anything about Stephon; I just watched the story develop. Then last week on... Continue Reading →

qotw: all the stars

I would be playing myself if I didn't reference the movie Black Panther. As much as I would like to talk about this epic cinematic experience, I don't want to spoil it for those who have not seen it yet. So I am going to rely on “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA... Continue Reading →

in the details: you

There are times when we are not ready to receive information that you are given. For years, people say the same thing repeatedly and we are just not trying to hear it. Until one day, it all makes sense. That definitely happened to me last week. I went to visit my homeboy in the hospital.... Continue Reading →

qotw: MLK’s patience

“For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’...There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience.” The above quote comes from his Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s... Continue Reading →

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