Shawn Carter’s Business School of Dead Presidents

Shawn Carter aka Beyonce's husband aka Jay-Z has sold one-third of Tidal, his music streaming service, to Sprint for $200 million according to CNN Money and Billboard. Jay-Z bought Tidal in 2015 for $56 million from Aspiro, a small tech company. According to Forbes, Jay-Z and the other artists that own Tidal (which I believe includes… Continue reading Shawn Carter’s Business School of Dead Presidents

Eddie Long, The Black Church, and the Need For a Deeper Conversation

The morning of Sunday, January 15, 2016, I got on Twitter to see that Bishop Eddie Long had passed away. My immediate thought was, "Oh, this is gonna be some mess." And surely, mess it was. Especially being that his death is coming right off the heels of Kim Burrell's intense homophobic rant where she very… Continue reading Eddie Long, The Black Church, and the Need For a Deeper Conversation

Music Monday – Cynthia Erivo

The remarkably gifted British actress, singer, and songwriter, Cynthia Erivo, was born in South London to Nigerian parents on January 8, 1987. She is a trained a professional, hailing from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Erivo's early work consist of roles on British television programs like as Chewing Gum and The Tunnel. She has stage experience… Continue reading Music Monday – Cynthia Erivo

A Look Back at 2016 + Looking Ahead to 2017

As I've written about previously on my blog, 2016 was terrible. I mean, it was bad. Like, if 2016 were a person, it would be Tomi Lahren or Wendy Williams or one them Kardashians. Just horrid. And as much as I would like to leave 2016 in the past and keep it moving, I think that… Continue reading A Look Back at 2016 + Looking Ahead to 2017

Selective Outrage

Earlier this week I read online that four Black teens kidnapped and tortured a white, mentally disable man and broadcasted it on Facebook live. Initially, I was disgusted. All of the offenders were charged with hate crimes, four were charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, and aggravated unlawful restraint, and three were also charged with burglary. The… Continue reading Selective Outrage

The Truth About Reverse Racism

The honest truth about reverse racism... it is not, never will be, and never has been real. Until you (white people) have been socially, politically, economically, institutionally, and systemically oppressed, you have never experienced racism. That's it. It's that simple. Someone calling you a bad name is not racism. People not supporting your endeavors is not… Continue reading The Truth About Reverse Racism