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The Love Project #14
*Note: I am failing at completing this project but that's good for me to know. Learn and grow.  #14: Loving Love I love love I like the rush of discovery The slow, methodical process of getting to know something new I like the excitement of infatuation The ...

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The Love Project #3: For the Love of Sleep
#3: For the Love of Sleep I do it for the love of sleep I run myself aground for the promise Of eight unbroken hours In my sanctuary My bed I sleep cocooned in the comforter Of knowledge of days off and late sleep I wake reluctant to rise And quick to fall ...

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The Love Project #2: A Love Letter to Ava
*I'm  already behind a day because I keep overbooking myself on my days off but ho-hum not going to stop the train because of a hiccup.  #2: A Love Letter to Ava How do you do it?  How do you capture us In all our hues and shades Coloring us in so we are fu...

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One love poem a day

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The Love Project
*Writer's Note: Full disclosure, I love this month. Generally, I always enjoy February. You've got Black History, unlimited chocolates, and I can wear red lipstick every day; but this year February feels even more special. Look at that month. All the days p...

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My review of the documentary #timeisillmatic  

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Time Stands Still
a scene in the documentary Time is
Illmatic where the frame is filled with photos taken for the cover of Nas’
seminal album Illmatic. They are snapshots
of an era. Queensbridge. New York. 1994. In many ways, those scenes will never
be captured aga...

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On Spanking, Pathologizing White Violence and Using Common Sense
In the wake of the Adrian Peterson child abuse case, the Twitteratti and the Facebook "politicians" have begun an extensive debate around the idea of what's just a "whooping" and what exactly is child abuse. As a Black American, the idea of a whooping does ...

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On Robin Thicke, White Male Privilege and the Black Female Body
In  12 Years a Slave   there's a scene where Michael Fassbender's Master Epps corners Lupita Nyong'o's Patsey and desperately whispers and moans his desire for her as he slowly rapes her. The scene is unflinching and Steve McQueen shows us every moment of P...

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Loving the looks from Burberry Prorsum for summer
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