My Manifesto

At the time I’m starting the rough draft of this post, yesterday was Sunday. When I’d gone to bed the previous night, I was still trying to wrap my head around the latest mass shooting that had taken place in El Paso, Texas. I just […]

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Alexa, Play Some Music

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in our veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” Thus said Michael Jackson, one of the greatest musicians this world will ever see, which I believe is undeniable whether or […]

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How To Have A Working Closet

We recently celebrated Memorial Day weekend which, for many parts of our country, is the official start of Summer. I know many people who live in a four-season environment who do not have the space to have all of their clothes “out” at the same […]

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An Early Father’s Day

I have been absent from posting again for some time which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know means something has happened. This time, the something was the passing away of my father. Unlike a lot of people who are surprised and […]

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And It All Leads To One Shining Moment

One of my favorite yearly things occurred over this past weekend; no, not St. Patrick’s Day (though I did make a batch of Green-colored Rice Krispie Treats for the occasion), but Selection Sunday–the day the men’s NCAA basketball conference championships end and we find out […]

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To Laud Or Condemn

Since today marks the official last day of 2019’s Black History Month, this will be my last post about my people in this series. I offer up for you today a list of things–five in each category–that my people did or that was about my […]

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Say His Name

Disclaimer: this post contains strong language (i.e. cussin’) and a very graphic picture that unfortunately is not only real and un-photoshopped but a very real part of American history. You’ve been warned, so now, let’s get on with it. Dave Chappelle is one of my […]

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The Black Panther Effect

February is Black History Month; to honor that this year, all of my posts this month will be about/featuring Black people or things that have had an effect on Black people and the world at large. I’m kicking this series off with the ninth highest-grossing […]

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