How @FrankOcean Might Be More Deep Than You Ever Knew: Close Reading “Bad Religion”

I promise this wont be long. I’m only even writing this because you know it’s my job to keep us thinking! Don’t ask me who gave it to me -_- So anyways, I know we’re all oohing and aahing about the bravery of Frank Ocean standing as an out black man in America, singing real [...]

#GetFreeFriday: #Poetry Nikki Giovanni's

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#GetFreeFriday: #Poetry Nikki Giovanni’s “The Wrong Kitchen”

THE WRONG KITCHEN Grandmother would sit me Between her legs To scratch my dandruff And unravel my plaits We didn’t know then Dandruff was a sign of nervousness Hives tough emotional decisions things seen that were better unseen We thought love could cure anything a doll here a favorite caramel cake there The arrangements the [...]

@MsWise presents Corner Kid Diaries - a Ms. Wise event

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@MsWise presents Corner Kid Diaries – a Ms. Wise event

CORNER KID \ kor-ner kid \ , noun; Youth, of the inner city or urban community, who begins to wilt because of things planted in their environment. 4 LIVE INTERVIEWS// The worlds’ questions. Many answers. Their stories.   PERFORMANCES BY: – JEANINNE KAYEMBE – THE 20 SOMETHINGS – S.K. – DREW MILLS – CHRISTOPHER K.P. BROWN [...]

#WomenAtWork: Tia Norfleet, NASCAR's first black female driver

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#WomenAtWork: Tia Norfleet, NASCAR’s first black female driver

  Tia Norfleet is making history as… the first and only woman to be issued a NASCAR license in the organization’s 63-year history. While that is a huge accomplishment, Norfleet continues to work toward her goal of becoming the first black female driver.   What’s next for Tia?   Norfleet continues to pursue her ultimate goal. She has [...]

#Relationship #Advice: “Hurt So Bad” | Susan Tedeschi Teaches Us to Give In Before Giving Up

Have I told you guys how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Susan Tedeschi’s voice? No?!  Oh you’ve got no idea who Susan Tedeschi is (I know, I be showin’ my old soul, boo). Lucky for you, I’ve got this video below that you can get familiar with … um … that thing … that she [...]

#MusicMonday: Leah Labelle's Face & Azealia Banks' Twitter Feuds. My Faves. Hands Down.

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#MusicMonday: Leah Labelle’s Face & Azealia Banks’ Twitter Feuds. My Faves. Hands Down.

So … You know how I tend to get totally consumed by music? No?  So you must not be following me on Twitter?!  Because if you are, you’re one of the 1600+ people who know that following me means that at least one out of every 6 tweets from me is most likely the best love lyric [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

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#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

What use are reigns when loving? What need be held tight but you and I in paused-breath embrace, Mouths and hearts touching? What need be held back but inhibitions- Impediments to the opening up of one heart to another, Artificial separations of pieces of people longing to be intertwined? What need remain fixed but the [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: Wonder Woman

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#PiecesofPoetry: Wonder Woman

for y.k.   I see you holding your heart like cracked pebbles clenched.        Tightly. 5 salt sweaty fingers gone white from pressure. I see you stepped just past your breaking point. I see.        You’ve been bruised. Appear purple in full moonlight             skin tender [...]

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#PiecesofPoetry: I had a #Dream

i had a dream you loved me and clung to it wholly clawing like i knew not my self clinging to hope of a single form of reciprocated love in action.   i was foolish.   knowing all the time you were nothing but dashing disappointment a dose of desire doubled over i came upon [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: The Main Attraction | @KingsofLeon “Use Somebody”

I woke to check for you 7 times during my forced sleeping. I felt out for you in the grey blue dark of a room all bed and no loving. You weren’t here. I knew that even when dreaming of the same. I’ve decided I know my role but can’t play it well. I’ve never [...]