RIP Chester Bennington

Before Jay-Z collaborated with Linkin Park, their music was already bumping in the strip club. And no, it wasn’t a predominantly white club either. Hybrid Theory was on regular rotation at DC’s Penthouse, the premiere strip club for thick, African-American women, The customers were unaccustomed to the hard rock style screaming for which Chester isContinue reading “RIP Chester Bennington”

Maybe Now Y’all Will Stop Gifting Your Daughters To R. Kelly

Let me start off by saying in no way am I claiming that every parent is to blame. There are a myriad of reasons why and how these girls and women ended up at the hands of R. Kelly. This article addresses one reason: If you haven’t read the latest article regarding R. Kelly, youContinue reading “Maybe Now Y’all Will Stop Gifting Your Daughters To R. Kelly”

How Bill Killed Netflix and Chill

(This article first appeared in the Philadelphia Sunday Sun.) As an African-American woman, the Bill Cosby trial was unsettling. A part of me hoped that the charges were simply a misunderstanding or an attempt to extort the incredibly successful comedian, actor, director, author, and philanthropist. That’s the easiest explanation, right? And if those charges couldContinue reading “How Bill Killed Netflix and Chill”

Was Bill Cosby On Trial Due To Race?

In high school, you’re taught to use credible sources when writing a research paper. A primary source involves firsthand knowledge about a person, event or object while a secondary source is information that was created by someone who did not experience or participate first hand in an event. Ironically, a newspaper article can be bothContinue reading “Was Bill Cosby On Trial Due To Race?”