This Is Us, But Mainly Randall

When I say I *LOVE* Randall I am reminded of the power and limits of language because I am not fully conveying how moved I am by this character. I read once that people who cry on movies and TV shows tend to be sensitive people, in general. I read it and totally agreed, because […]

Thanks, Tom

Cognitive dissonance… it’s that uncomfortable state we experience when something we’ve been trained to believe in gets proven wrong, but we still can’t let go.  Like when you first discovered the truth about Santa or the tooth fairy. Or the first time you admit that college isn’t necessarily the best choice for post high school. […]

Our Mother Who Art In Heaven 

So the verdict is in, Octavia Spencer is my favorite actor. And yes, I used “actor” on purpose even though she’s a woman. (I’m a proud gramma nazi with an English degree. I know how to use words good. ­čÖâ) Any who, I used a gendered term because it serves my purpose when examining her […]

Could You Be Any Blacker?

So before you ask, no this is not a sequel to You’re Already Black Enough. Thank Goodness! This is about being comfortable enough in my Blackness that I wear it, literally.  So I posted this picture and one of my dearest friends texted me with a screenshot of my IG post and jokingly asked “Could you […]

You’re Already Black Enough┬á

Two years ago, I went on a prilgramage through Israel. I walked on land I’ve read about all my life. I stood in places that I had only imagined. I was baptized in the Jordan, took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee while listening to “How Great Is Our God” and I swam […]

I Know You Probably Believe That

OhCAE, y’all. I’m just gonna sum this one up before I really get into it. Sometimes you just have to let people live in their reality.  I know it’s annoying when people hold certain beliefs, but you have to know those thoughts come from somewhere. And sometimes you just have to be content with living […]

Black Christian Millennial Survival Kit: 2017 Edition

I’m a Black Christian Woman.┬á I’m a Christian Millennial. ┬á I’m a Black Millennial. I’m Black. I’m a Christian. I’m a Millennial. And all that matters all the time. But it feels like they matter even more with the inauguration of Billionaire Donald Trump being just hours away. I kinda went into detail in Dear […]

Dear White Jesus…

Last night, we watched President Barack Obama give his heart-wrenching farewell address in Chicago. Along with many of my Facebook friends, I found myself reminiscing on my college days. The first time I voted for president, I voted for a Black man. Even then I was aware of how big of a deal that was. […]

Black Girl Magic

She rocks her hair Short and curly Or long and straight  Really… she can do it all.  With her ample lips  That complement her wide hips She overcomes every obstacle  To create, shape and fill her destiny.  She is aware of her call.  To birth all of humanity To her family she brings sanity She’s […]

´╗┐Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster

I saw that on Facebook. Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster My favorite reference site, Wikipedia, says that “Gentrification is a trend in urban neighborhoods, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small businesses.” Simply stated: gentrification is when they, the powers that be, have ruined cities that used to be […]