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Born Sinner vs. Yeezus

Born Sinner vs. Yeezus

To know me is to know I love hip hop. I won’t go and on and on about my love because I explained it before…but I love it. Hip hop generally revolves around the same topics: Money, women, “the trap”, hoes, women, community empowerment, bling, criminal activity, money, personal experience, rapper beef, misogyny, storytelling, ego, … Continue reading

Hip Hop Activism

Hip Hop Activism

One of the things I love about hip hop is the culture. When I was young, around middle school, I still hadn’t heard a single rap lyric. I know, hard to believe, but my mom didn’t play it. In middle school though, all of the students were listening to rap, heavy metal, or punk rock. … Continue reading

This is Equality, This is Justice

This is Equality, This is Justice

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases on same sex marriage this week. One case is challenging the legality of California’s vote against Proposition 8 (all couples can marry regardless of sexual orientation). The second case is challenging equal rights of same sex couples and married couples as far as being an executor of the … Continue reading

Shaming Pregnant Teens?

Shaming Pregnant Teens?

A few weeks ago, I came across a discussion on Twitter about new teen pregnancy ads in NYC. I looked up the ads and saw that they were very blunt and to the point. For some background, New York City ranks 11th in the nation for teen pregnancy. That is pretty high, but there are … Continue reading

Silence of Religious Leaders

Silence of Religious Leaders

Events are happening around the country. Riots in Brooklyn, Steubenville rape trial, sexual abuse and assualt trials in the military, 6 month old shot in Chicago, and many other events that aren’t even reported nationally. In each of these events, there has been an expectation that people in the religious community and celebrities should step … Continue reading

Rap + Poetry = Spoken Word

Rap + Poetry = Spoken Word

I actually agree with Issa Rae from Awkward Black Girl and I wish I could’ve aborted the baby spoken word. Most spoken word is about terrible sexual analogies or hurt feelings. I can’t remember liking any spoken word open mic event. Then I discovered Brave New Voices and I slightly changed my mind about spoken … Continue reading

The Lover

The Lover

All I’ve been thinking about lately is love. Love is difficult and surprising. Pretty sure humans make it difficult, but it is often one of those things that sneaks up on you just when you thought it was gone. I thought I knew love and that love had passed me by, but I was wrong. … Continue reading

We Are Gods in the Chrysalis

We Are Gods in the Chrysalis

I didn’t have a particular post for today, but I feel strongly about not having a blank day on my blog. I’m a stickler sometimes. But on Monday…we’re going in! Here is a quote that I look at every morning from literally the only book you will ever need in life to understand how to … Continue reading