NO, Kanye West is NOT the Male Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill five months after I gave birth to my son. I often held him while singing along to “Zion“. Ms. Hill’s voice and the lyrics were cathartic as I quietly struggled through what I now suspect was postpartum depression. With Miseducation, I fell more in love withContinue reading “NO, Kanye West is NOT the Male Lauryn Hill”

Futuristic Black Love – on 3000

Futuristic Black love on 3000 Because 2,999 won’t do You, me and Badu Space traveling through galaxies Building our families Resisting normative boundaries of social expectations Highest love levitating and creating Bodies and ciphers and Intergalactic escapes to lands That celebrate Futuristic Black love on 3000 We’re on that new shyt Black love on 3000Continue reading “Futuristic Black Love – on 3000”

106 & Park – August Alsina and Keisha Chante Awkwardness

I don’t watch 106 & Park and haven’t done so since Free and AJ (age-telling), but I read about August Alsina’s comment to host Keisha Chante when she asked about the singer burying of the hatchet between Trey Songz and him (Since when did R&B singers have ‘beef’?). I also watched the clip where Chante stood with Bow WowContinue reading “106 & Park – August Alsina and Keisha Chante Awkwardness”

Five Race-Themed Reminders from ‘The Best Man Holiday’…

Like many race-themed [read: Black] people, I was ecstatic when I heard a sequel to the Best Man (1999) was in the works. My race-themed friends and I made plans to see the movie together and posted our excitement to social networking sites months in advance of the film’s release. We often discussed how muchContinue reading “Five Race-Themed Reminders from ‘The Best Man Holiday’…”

An Open Letter to Renee Fisher…from a Pre-Menopausal Black Woman (and Fan of Kanye’s…Music – Who Hates the Treadmill)

Dear Renee Fisher, I read your Open Letter to Kanye West and was compelled to respond with a different [read: subjective] perspective of Kanye West and his eccentricities. While your introduction to Kanye was through an article in US Magazine and Yahoo News, I have been familiar with him for quite a while. Since his albumContinue reading “An Open Letter to Renee Fisher…from a Pre-Menopausal Black Woman (and Fan of Kanye’s…Music – Who Hates the Treadmill)”