My Life Be Like

Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

  When I was younger, one of my first times dealing with colorism was watching two black girls at recess arguing about something I can’t recall. Insults were being tossed back and forth but one female who was lighter compared to the other girl, screamed at her and told her that she was an African booty… Continue reading Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

My Life Be Like

Cliques – I Don’t Need Em!

Growing up I've never been the popular girl, despite what everyone likes to believe. My group of friends could barely form a triangle but throughout middle and high school, I didn't think about it much. I might not have had a ton a friends but I still felt welcome. It wasn't until I left college… Continue reading Cliques – I Don’t Need Em!

Hidden Gems, interviews

Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

Writer and director Fredrick Leach and producer Edwin Walker (E. Micheaux) are the men behind Caged Birds, an independent film about three oppressed black teens living in the suburbs who are forced to cover up the murder of a white bully, when a prank goes wrong. Check out this exclusive interview below! 1. What was… Continue reading Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

Go Awf!, Reviews

The Duality of Two Worlds, Police Violence, and Racism: Why Everyone Needs to See “The Hate U Give”

  “Pac said Thug Life Stood for “The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everybody. T-H-U-G L-I-F-E. Meaning what society gives us as youth, it bites them in the a*s when we wild out. Get it?” – Khalil Based on Angie Thomas’ debut novel director George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give is a must… Continue reading The Duality of Two Worlds, Police Violence, and Racism: Why Everyone Needs to See “The Hate U Give”


The Lazy One

I wasn't with Benjamin for long, but it felt like forever. Our relationship was eight months of me trying to change him and mold him into what I wanted... it was a fail. It all started the summer before senior year when Ben randomly added me on Facebook. We never really talked at school, but… Continue reading The Lazy One


The One From MocoSpace

By the time I was 15 I was a MocoSpace addict. I would sneak on it in class, I would spend my whole lunch on it and as soon as I finished my homework I'd spend hours in the chat rooms. I met a lot of girls and guys on there, but the one person… Continue reading The One From MocoSpace


The Conceited One

Tyree Brown was a 16 year old light skinned boy who worked at Quiznos. I was initially talking to his friend Adam, but we were introduced and he managed to steal my attention. After Ian, I decided I wanted to be open with my parents; no more lies and sneaking around. So the first day… Continue reading The Conceited One


2010 VS. 2016 #TheTransformation

I have come a long way! Haha, six years later no braids, no fake glasses. I am definitely  way more confident now and happy about my appearance. I always wanted a nose ring, but I was scared to get it, because I do not like needles. However, I maned up last year and now my… Continue reading 2010 VS. 2016 #TheTransformation


The Struggle of being a Tidsoptimist

Hey guys! Today was a long day. I worked, and now I am at home relaxing. I can't believe it's only Wednsday. I feel like this has been a long week haha. I have no idea why. Today I was reprimanded for being late to work. If you know me you know that I am… Continue reading The Struggle of being a Tidsoptimist