Who’s Afraid of a Strong, Black Woman?

I am one of those supposed loud, resilient, independent, successful, and unlovable Black women. One of the women that white people praise for my backbone, my work ethic, and my consistency– and the woman that Black men avoid at all costs because girls like me cause too much trouble. What these men mistake for unruliness…

Emotional hemorrhaging to “The Get Down”

  Art sets my soul on fire When it’s right, it’s right. I started watching¬†The Get Down.¬†Actually, I started watching it a week ago but I got distracted half way through the first episode and didn’t get back into it until today. In truth, I still wasn’t paying attention until I saw this boy with…