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Side Baby: Could You Accept Your Significant Others?

If you haven't watched the season finale of Insecure I suggest you ignore this article until you finish the season. If you've had the chance to enjoy all the drama, keep on reading because baby do I have some shit to say. First of all I'm going to start off with, WE ALL SEEN IT… Continue reading Side Baby: Could You Accept Your Significant Others?

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The Truth of Single Parenthood

Being a parent is truly a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for the day I can experience all the one in a lifetime moments with my children. I commend all parents, but I give a special praise to single parents.  The job of parenting isn’t always an easy task. I’ve known this after watching my… Continue reading The Truth of Single Parenthood

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Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

(image courtesy of Shutterstock) I don’t think there has been a louder anti-racism revolt since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Lives Matter revolution that we are witnessing right now is opening the eyes of America-- including white Americans -- to the violent systemic racism that exists in the United States. It is inspiring protests… Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

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Quarantine Pussy

With the current state of the world and the pervasive devaluing of black bodies, I need vitamin D. Its like, no matter what we do or how we protest, its a problem for the WYPIPO. And just so we're clear, vitamin D isn't sunlight or orange juice. I'm talking flesh, girth, stroke, pleasure. Sex is… Continue reading Quarantine Pussy

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Discovering Akilah

Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father.  Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah

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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

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Dear (Insert Your Name Here)

Life requires us to perform an overview on those around us. We get use to the comfort of people, places, and even ourselves that we forget to acknowledge our appreciation. If not our appreciation, then just our growth or changed perception. Sometimes our actions aren’t reflective of the words we have in our hearts. Our… Continue reading Dear (Insert Your Name Here)

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Dirty Change: Part 18- Bond Tight

"This is going to be fun." Secret was on her way to Shady Tree after leaving the police precinct. The plan was working to perfection and she was loving every minute of it. As she was headed to Shady Tree, she looked back to see if anyone was trailing her. She was home free on… Continue reading Dirty Change: Part 18- Bond Tight

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Becoming American

Recently, I shared a brief summary of my last four years in Brazil. It was essentially what I could provide as context; context into who I was before I was a DREAMer. When my dreams were theoretical, my identity was Brazilian. When I came here for the chance to live out my mom’s dreams of… Continue reading Becoming American

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Are UNICORNS Special?

Even as a "SEXPERT," which I say loosely, I had no idea what the HELL "Unicorn Sex" was. According to our research, a unicorn is a woman that enjoys having intercourse with couples in prearranged threesomes. "Oh, I can write about that," I thought once I found out what it was.But to be candid, I… Continue reading Are UNICORNS Special?