Shots fired.

3:00 a.m. on April 12, 2017.  *pop* *pop, pop, pop, pop* Shots fired. I’m tired; literally and figuratively. Literally. How do I go back to sleep after shots are fired outside of my door? My brain doesn’t care that I need to be in “turnt up trainer” mode by 7:30 a.m. It’s racing. Is this…

If I died today, would I make it to Heaven?

March 6, 2017 “If I died today, would I make it to Heaven?” I’m not sure, at 12 years old, I would be brave enough to ask such a question. To be honest, at 27, I can’t say I would utter those words. But you… you were brave. In a way I will never understand;…

Love, Hip Hop and the Judgmental Black Church

02/26/2017 Let me start with this: I find great value in the ratchet of the world. I’m listening to my jam, Bad and Boujee, as I type this and trust me, it don’t get no more ratchet than that. Judge if you please, I don’t care. A major theme of my earlier blog posts was my…

My beautiful love triangle.

My love for you both is geometric. I’m not sure a theorem can solve this love triangle I’m trapped in. The Lunes of Hippocrates, Angle Bisector, Stewart or Ceva theorem won’t lead me to a solution. Who do I choose? How do I choose? I love you both. There must be an equation to bring…

There is light within this darkness.

In response to It’s like an injection of love into the soul… of Songs of a Caged Family It’s February aka Black Her/history Month [Feminist adjustment].  In recognition, a friend challenged folks to read three books: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson Although I’ve read The…

Father’s Day Letters to Fathers Behind Bars

Originally posted on Parenting for Liberation:
How is ‪#‎parentingforliberation‬ possible when a parents’ freedom is caged? We need to dismantle the prison industrial complex so children can be reunited with their parents. ? On this Father’s Day, there are many kids who will not be able to spend it with their dads, as over 2.7…

R.Lum.R ain’t the only one frustrated…

This summer, R.Lum.R dropped a banger… but he ain’t the only one frustrated. You Can Live With Your Frustration. This morning, Bishop Aretha Morton’s sermon addressed frustration. We’ve all been there or are currently there; frustrated. frus·tra·tion frəˈstrāSH(ə)n/ noun The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something….

Are Millennials Sleepin’, Woke or Both? Reflections on John 20:19-29

  A few days ago, I shared a post on Facebook about songs that “never fail to make White people beyond turnt.”  Being half White, I felt confident in my ability to speak on behalf of all White people and confirm that the overwhelming majority of the songs listed were “turnt-uppers.” (Yes, I made that…

The Truth Will Set You AND Me Free

Let this sink in… In both Biblical (John 8:32) and secular contexts, we’ve all heard “the truth will set you free.” As a collectivist, I have to make an adjustment to this popular phrase. Yes, the truth will set you free but it will set me free too. This week, two people near to my heart included me…

Loneliness: My New Normal

In Can You Hear Jesus Knocking at Your Door? I shared an important fact about myself: I eat. I do NOT cook. Typically, I will order take-out for every meal but tonight I did something out of my comfort zone. I went to a restaurant and ate my dinner; alone.   Take a look around, the next…

Let’s Commiserate over Commissary and other Prison BS

I hate when people post bullshit memes like the one below [p.s. Sorry for the language, Grammy]. First of all, this argument is just idiotic and ignorant because school kids can AND do get free or reduced meals if they qualify. In fact, the National School Lunch Program reports that 31 million children benefit from their program….