With technology bringing global cultures closer together, it is only natural to accept the inevitable meshing of disparate peoples into one beautiful, colorful afghan. People of all colors erotically melting together into a primordial goo of knotted bodies that would make a United Colors of Benetton ad look as chaste as a, well, United Colors… Read More Genial Black Man Learns WhereWhitePeopleMeet!
If you’re out in the dating world, I salute you. As a fellow person in the singles bunker, numerous enemies are advancing on our base: smug couples; nagging parents (except you, Mom!); biological clocks; and terrible singles. This last threat is the most dire to our singlehood, as they are supposed to be our brothers… Read More The Waiting Game
Jan. 23 was the 12th birthday of my car, a 2003 Volkswagen Golf affectionately nicknamed Shitcan. Life was very different when Shitcan came into my life. She was the third car I had owned in five years — the first being a 1986 Ford Tempo purchased from a family friend — and the first new… Read More An Ode to Shitcan, My Car
Dear [insert name here], You may or may not know me. I hope that you do. I hope that you want to. You will likely be born into this world having black lineage. I hope that you can appreciate your heritage, understand the weight that it carries in our imperfect society, and strive to be… Read More A Letter to My Child
There was a time where people’s opinions were kept to themselves and their nearest church bulletins. And then the internet happened. And shit went crazy. Because of such craziness, we are now in an age where slightly dim folks can wax nostalgic for wholesome (segregated/sexist/hate-riddled) days gone by for all to see. And they can… Read More 5 Things black people just don’t do anymore (that they should!)
You would have to have lived in a cave or under a rock for the past 2 years to not have heard of Seattle rapper Macklemore (and Ryan Lewis, the mute Teller to Macklemore’s boisterous Penn). I’ve inhabited a weird plane where I’ve been aware of his existence but did not hear the entirety of… Read More Macklemore, Civil Rights, and Good Intentions