My Life Be Like, poetry

Little Brown Boy

This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his… Continue reading Little Brown Boy

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

BAY AREA, CA--  Sacramento artist Rob Woods will release his highly anticipated project, The Black Tape on June 19, 2020. The Black Tape is a collective of feeling, love, anger, happiness, pain, and a complete stand up for our people which Woods represents. This is an Us tape. The motivation behind the project was the… Continue reading Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

My Life Be Like

The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

In the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the spotlight on racism against black people in America is shining bright and media organizations en masse are calling for pitches from black writers and multimedia creatives to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and all things related to blackness.  On… Continue reading The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

My Life Be Like, sexperts

Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness

Hey my loves, May is not only Mental Health Month, but also National Masturbation Month! What better way to celebrate than by igniting a conversation about self care?! We're discussing the taboo act that most individuals privately partake! Enjoy.  When we invest in relationships, we tend to merge our varying lifestyles, personalities, and habits. The nail-biting,… Continue reading Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness

My Life Be Like

A Letter to the Women I Love

Dear Reader,  Black women, you were my motivation to begin writing this letter. You were my inspiration to complete it after many attempts to find the words to convey the depth of my love and concern for our communities. I have struggled to write this for over a year after completing my dissertation, which is… Continue reading A Letter to the Women I Love

Go Awf!

I Know My Rights, But What Good Is It When The Police Can Violate Them?

  Every day in America the police continue to violate the rights of black and brown people. It’s quite disturbing how they can casually shoot and violate the rights of our community without any consequences. Day after day, more stories come out with obvious wrong-doings by the police but nothing is done and there is… Continue reading I Know My Rights, But What Good Is It When The Police Can Violate Them?

Go Awf!

Will They See Us?

“Every young black male who was in the park last night is suspect in the rape of that woman who is fighting for her life” Words spoken directly from the Controversial Netflix Series “When They See Us.” Directed by Ava DuVernay. Watching the first 15 minutes I was at a loss for my words. I… Continue reading Will They See Us?

Go Awf!

How Social Conditioning Created a Culture of Toxic Hyper-Masculinity

Why do some Black men equate masculinity to violence, danger, and lack of emotion? Why is it so important for these men to assert their masculinity in every situation? Unlike other races, Black masculinity is like no other. In defining Black masculinity, you must look at the stereotypical images of the Black man portrayed in… Continue reading How Social Conditioning Created a Culture of Toxic Hyper-Masculinity

Relationships

The Truth About Interracial Dating

I have decided to give my opinion on interracial dating after many requests. My opinion is simply this.... people are people. People tend to date inside their race, because that is what they're comfortable with. Dating outside of your race means someone may have different customs and traditions than you, among other things. I personally… Continue reading The Truth About Interracial Dating