Hidden Gems, Reviews

The Review: Episode 6 of “Black On Both Sides”

Okay, guys! We have A LOT to unpack pertaining to episode 6 of the digital series "Black on Both Sides". Creator, writer, and director Alonge Hawes definitely put a lot of thought and purpose into this episode, and before I delve into its analysis, I encourage every black man and woman to go and watch… Continue reading The Review: Episode 6 of “Black On Both Sides”

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Complacency

To care, or not to care? That is the question, or so it may seem One who boasts of an eye that's ever-watching But possesses an ignorance that's so mean The most inactive, entitled, hypocritical Person that you've ever seen Driven by fear, selfishness and loathing... Or something deeper in between Uninformed, unaware, unbothered Or… Continue reading Complacency

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Black Independence Day

  Beautiful Loving Amazing Creative Kind Innovative Nurturing Devoted Educated Proud Elegant Natural Dedicated Encouraging Noble Cultured Everlasting Black Independence Day... The right way. Despite the hate; we are here to stay. If you're offended, then be my guest. If you ain't with it, then get left with the rest.

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Don’t Like It? Oh Well!

Where do I start? Actually, I know where: THIS IS MY BODY! DON'T LIKE IT? OH WELL! Since when was it okay for men to delegate jurisdiction over a womb that doesn't belong to them? With the exception of some Transgender men, cisgender men do not have to endure the mental, physical, and emotional trauma… Continue reading Don’t Like It? Oh Well!

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The Comeback: Getting Ready to Set it OFF!

Okay, so is it just me or did the beginning of this year come in with a bang? Whether it was good for some of us or bad for others, the year 2019 came into the game wanting to make a statement! But the question is; what exactly is that statement? What are the blessings… Continue reading The Comeback: Getting Ready to Set it OFF!

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The Setback

I didn't see it. I didn't realize how... ... how natural it is... ... how inescapable it is. I thought that I was a failure Like I wasn't doing it right Like I was behind in life Like I was STAGNANT. I thought that my family would judge me Like I wasn't trying hard enough… Continue reading The Setback

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History… My History

Standing out in the fields under a scorching sun Arrested under the fear of whips and rabid dogs Forced to pick cotton or reproduce, whether we wanted to or not Sounds like history... my history.   Perched on our hands and knees until they bled dark red Scrubbing floors, washing dishes, cleaning windows Using gritty… Continue reading History… My History