Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Aight. Y'all made me do it. I can't take it anymore. I can't take people fake caring about issues anymore.

Fake caring is when you tweet or share a tidbit of news and consider yourself an activist for your part in the upcoming revolution.

Lemme just break it down for you:

  • Tweeting about something doesn't raise your social consciousness. 
  • Making a hashtag doesn't mean you are making a change. 
  • Sharing an article on your Facebook wall doesn't mean you are an intellectual.
In this culture of social media, 24-hour scrolling news, and 'just read the headline not the article' philosophers, people have gotten lazy. People aren't actually going out and fighting for a cause, they are sitting on their couch and retweeting their support. 

What if Malcolm X didn't fight for the people, he just tweeted #byanymeansnecessary? What if Huey P. Newton didn't found the Black Panther Party but just retweeted an article about poor Black kids in Oakland? What if instead of voting drives during Freedom Summer, everyone just wore a T-shirt saying Vote or Die? None of those would have been effective. 

I understand the power of social media as evidenced by the uprisings in Egypt & Ukraine. But that wouldn't have worked in the good ol USA; in between the tweets about revolution would have been social commentary about the latest Real Housewives Reunion brawl. 

I'm not saying you shouldn't care about issues. Racism is prevalent; social injustices exist everywhere; the cycle of poverty still grips families for generations.  And the list goes on. But stop TWEETING about it and get off your ass and DO something. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

What Are We?

Three. Dreaded. Words.  (Every guy who just read the title of this post just cringed and exited the browser.)

These three words usually come between the 3-6 month dating mark.  It's the time when women want to define the relationship (DTR) and men want to, well, not.  Okay, maybe it's not as simple as they don't want to DTR, but they're definitely not jumping at the possibility of only dating you for an indefinite amount of time.

There are a couple of reasons why men scurry from this question:

  • They don't want to give up all the women in the world to settle down with one woman.  After all, they  might still have a chance with Rihanna.
  • They like being single and not having to answer to anyone
  • They've heard/seen horror stories from their married friends and are in no rush to walk down that aisle.
  • They're just not that into you. Period.

I know this conversation is a difficult one to have, ladies, but it's necessary.  Otherwise you'll find yourself in an unending situationship with a guy you're head over heels for.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Book Review: The Poisonwood Bible

Before I start, lemme just say this book is thick as hell. Ok. Now we may continue.

Poisonwood Bible is about a family of White missionaries, Southern Baptist holy rollers, living in the Congo in 1960.  It started out reeaaaall slow.  Then picked up in the middle.  The ended reaaalll slow.  An interesting aspect of the book is that the author incorporates historical figures and events into the book.  Since I have a degree in history you would have thought I enjoyed that part but it made the book feel textbook-y at times.

Overall, this book is too thick to have only enjoyed 1/3 of it.  I think you can pass.
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