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A literal and critical look at what the N-word reveals

A literal and critical look at what the N-word reveals

Have you ever wondered who the real niggas of the world were? Or, the true history of such a sharp word used in an overt and covertly racist world meant to degrade black people, and why? Why is the pure knowledge of the past of black people so hidden and policed by white people as common information, unlike the history of Asians, Greeks, Romans, French, and Europeans? Why is our Black history so blatantly erased from the collective black consciousness? 

Your sign to start journaling!

Your sign to start journaling!

   7 reasons why you should keep a journal: 

 At first, the thought of writing down all my thoughts and ideas honestly exhausted me. It seems like such a tedious thing but I found that I'm just really lazy and that's okay, you may be too but hopefully these tips sway you to the proactive side.
I've challenged myself over and over to do one of those 30 days writing challenges you find on Pinterest but it just never felt worth it or I'd simply forget a day and trash the whole idea. Letting yourself slowly lean into things you...


How To Gain Confidence

How To Gain Confidence

Having self-confidence is an essential quality for success in business and in interacting with other people. Hands down- confidence means to have trust in your abilities- which is the sum of your level of self-esteem, and how you view your worth over time.

Nursing Our Inner Child

Nursing Our Inner Child

Some people are blessed with simplistic childhoods not harbored with traumatic experiences. The lucky ones, I would say. We see them walk with peace and able to maneuver their direction with certainty and confidence. What we don't realize is that we could also find the same serenity in ourselves, even with lingering pain.

I speak from experience. Growing up in a southern, Black single mother household had the classic ass whoppings and restrictions we observe in blasé memes. The Black community holds respectability under the same guise of authoritarian discipline that borders abuse. We normalize it because we say it...


When History Repeats

When History Repeats

This is a space to be angry, first and foremost. Recognize this is Black anger. Don't coddle the word in your mouth. Pronounce it honestly. As I write this, I am sitting on a cliff cutting my eyes at white joggers aimlessly finding bliss in the 78-degree weather. For me this past week, I've seen white faces unabashed, happiness just a simple task on today's to-do list. No matter the fires, the cites screaming, or the bodies. Bodies. I have to pause because I'm conflicted with the natural desire to add detail. Paint polaroid of a moment in time. But...