The power of visibility to save the lives of sexually abused Black women.

There’s a freedom fighter in Texas on a mission to rescue the young Black women that are victims of sex trafficking. They are often hiding in plain sight. Some are ready for rescue, others are under the…


Black women in the U.S. have a net worth of $200 in the United States

This is unfortunate considering that Black women have the highest college enrollment rates compared to any other racial or ethnic group in the United States.

That statistic lets us know that education is not the…


I believe more of us cry than let on. We’ve just been keeping it on the low.

“Sometimes I think I’m going to come home and find that you’ve hung yourself.”

That’s what my partner said to me almost ten years to the day, and I can still feel the chill kicking from my A/C and the agitation in my partner’s voice as I sat crying on…


What Gen Z can and can’t teach us about socioeconomic status

This past summer YouTubers started popularizing the “I Don’t Dream of Labor” trend on the platform. Led by Gen Z, it is a movement that is spreading in the public consciousness and shows no signs of getting off our radar anytime soon. …


When a 65-year-old Black man gets “woke”.

I’m a socialist Gen-X-er and our “liberal” Boomer parents have royally screwed us over…

I nodded with my Dad as he wrestled with a fussy pillow on his sofa. Barking about his white doctor. “The Young Hot One” my sister and I would often say.

“He’s gone.” That is all…


I applied to NYU’s Masters and journalism program. I have no answers yet.

The school has a long-form narrative journalism focus that really tickles my randy fancy.

This summer I came to the conclusion that after 10 years of being a freelance writer I had very little to show for…


A triggering two weeks for us without loving Fathers.

Olympian Sunni Lee and her father John

Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnast, Jade Carey has the best guy in her corner. After she stumbled in the women’s vault finals she immediately leaped into her dad’s arms and shed tears. …


Are you one of the cool kids too?

I’m a Sagitarrius Sun and Leo Rising. That’s a ton of fire to have in one’s natal chart. …


This time I’m not suggesting OnlyFans.

I’m also not going to tell you to hop on Sub Stack and slap a paywall on it. Everyone who has been told, “Hey, you’re a fantabulous writer” is on Sub Stack. …

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