This isn’t a part of India where, if you feel stressed or bored, you go shopping. You simply have to deal with whatever you’re going through.
As advocates, activists, and allies, we can't possibly hold officials accountable if we all but ignore their existence, especially online where our society is reflected.
I learned to be a father from what neither of my fathers were to me.
Would you do us a favor? It won't cost you anything. Check in on someone. It's hard out here for a pimp.
It has been a struggle to find the words / To explain what that Black woman
in that White House / Has meant to me
But before we march on Washington and slay Melania’s baby daddy, we gotta get our minds right.
It all started that night at the roller rink when your mama met your daddy lookin' all fine in his kinda dry S-Curl while roller-dancing to “Saturday Love” by Alexander O’Neal & Cherrelle.
Stock up on rice and Talenti. Say "no" more often, and take a break from saving the world to take your ass to sleep (or at least a strong power nap).
"Once I finally had access to this new freedom, I did not actually know what to do with it. How to hold it. What to name it."
Welcome to the first installment of Mental Health Monday, our weekly pause for the cause in the name of mental and emotional wellness.
when sadness is no longer an emotion/ when it becomes a residence/ an empty abode, with no windows/ filled with the smoke of anxiety
Life is happening all the time and your child or children are always there. Front row seat to all of you. It is not always pretty. Sometimes it is downright shameful.
Face it: you’re 30ish, 40ish, 50ish. “Black don’t crack,” but it sure does die.
I've been asked a few times before if I had an alcohol problem. I suspect it’s because I joke a lot about drinking and getting fucked up and rave on and on about how awesome drunk sex is.
Sure, we could be in our last days of freedom before slavery 2.0 begins in the U.S. Sure, kaleamole is still a thing. But for now? It's Friday, Iggy Azalea is missing-in-action, and Khia is out here spreading holiday cheer.
"We need to set standards for our own stories and arts and not look to whitewashed interpretations of our problems on film."
"10. Avoidance is among my favorite tools in my toolbox. Like Young Thug and his self-hate-hued Maybelline foundation, I need to put that shit down for good."
"I remember getting down and praying to God to forgive me for the spiritual search I was about to go on and to forgive me for all the times I ditched school to beat off to movies on the Playboy channel."