The Benefits to Being Positive When You’re Negative

Now, I don't know about y'all but I've been tested before, multiple times. It's not because I'd necessarily been acting a fool. It was simply that I was getting tested once every six months to a year, which wasn't a big deal at all. Really, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by being responsible for yourself. You know that awesome feeling you get when you have a really good workout at the gym or get in a really good shower and then hit the streets totally digging yourself? That's Read more [...]

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I’m Not For Everybody

Knowing I’m “not for everybody” gives me a perverse satisfaction. This contradicts the teen-aged version of myself, a person who wanted to be liked by everybody. The pendulum swing between extremes is best explained by a series of unfortunate events; starting with my arrest at 12 years old which kicked off a journey of self discovery that ended sometime around my 19th birthday. Not that I stopped learning about myself at 19, that's just where I officially stopped letting the perceptions of Read more [...]

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How Being “Good” Was Making Me Insecure

Earlier on Twitter I wrote, “there's something to be said about being paralyzed by the potential for greatness and having to sustain said greatness.” A rough translation of quote as it pertains to me is, “I haven’t written anything and I’m scared to write something because if I write something that turns out to be “good,” I’m going to stab someone in the face.” The dramatics of that last sentence for an otherwise stoic person like myself, isn’t lost on me. Writing is hard Read more [...]

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“Push The Button” Review #PTBBook

        “Push the Button” (PTB) is a blog series turned book from feminist extraordinaire, Feminista Jones. Jones wrote PTB as a direct counter to 50 Shades of Grey because she was unhappy with the representation of the BDSM lifestyle (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Her primary goals were to 1) provide a healthier illustration of the BDSM lifestyle and 2) explore the BDSM dynamic via a black man and a black woman. Jones succeeded in that endeavor, Read more [...]

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Not So Random Post: Charles Barkley, Ben Carson, Don Lemon, White People, and….Migos?

I haven’t done one of these random posts in awhile but since this idea is how I started writing in the first place, what better way to get back in the game? Let’s start with… ...What the fuck is wrong with Charles Barkley? I'm aware the Charles Barkley has always been sort of an idiot, but lately, he seems to be outdoing himself. I'm partially confused as to why anyone is asking Charles Barkley questions when he can barely form a coherent sentence. Not sure if we can blame Charles fully Read more [...]

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