I can’t remember when it happened but one week turned into two, two turned into four, four turned into eight and now as I’m writing this my last published post on this blog was June 24, 2016. I wish I could give a reason for why I stopped writing. I just lost my will and […]
*Originally published at abernathymagazine.com*
“In the US, we have needed an independent political party for a very long time- an anti-racist, feminist, workers party.”
— Angela Davis
MY POLITICAL AFFILIATION IS LISTED AS INDEPENDENT. I’ve registered as an independent since I was old enough to vote in the general election in 2000. When I filled […]
I am tired of Abigail Fisher. I’m tired of her story and the story of people like her, mediocre Caucasian people who can’t accept their un-exceptionalism. This isn’t about them it’s about idea that Black people are inherently inferior to other races of people. That idea provides the building blocks for racism and it is […]
I open my eyes as the first rays of sunshine are rising in the east and filtering through my blinds (I really need to buy some blackout curtains). I’ve always been a light sleeper but waking up early today, a Wednesday and also my thirty-fourth birthday, it seems fitting because I really want to enjoy […]
“If he asks for forgiveness, I can forgive him.”
These are the words of Audrey DuBose after a reporter callously asked her if she could forgive Ray Tensing for executing her son over a traffic stop.
I spent the better half of ninety minutes watching the press conference where Prosecutor Joe Deters did his job […]
In an attempt to get over this spat of writer’s block I’m going to try my hand at TMI Tuesday. Although this topic is probably a bad one for me to start with I’m going to try to stick with this as much as possible. Bear with me.
1. Are you privy to a secret […]
I was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents. I grew up in PG County, Maryland (suburb of DC) and as an adult I’ve lived in Nashville, TN, New York City (Harlem and Brooklyn) and back to DC. All the places I’ve lived are fairly large cities. When I was in living in New York […]
“I don’t care what people think about me.”
I wrote that not too long ago but I’ve determined it was a lie. I’m more aware of myself and I can admit that I do in fact care what people think about me. I don’t want to be seen as an asshole, a failure, a bad […]
I like it, a lot. I think about it often. I’m good at it.
I don’t just think about my pleasure but I think more about the satisfaction of the woman that I’m with. Sex is an experience that should be shared and what type of experience would it be if there wasn’t 360o enjoyment?
Recently I revisited The Foreign Exchange’s Authenticity album. I’ve been a fan of Phonte since his Little Brother days and I’ve love what he’s been doing since he signed with FE. Authenticity is a great album because its lyrics are raw and unfiltered. Whenever I’m feeling down about anything I can listen to this album […]