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August 27, 2019

        Euphoria proves that there’s more than meets the eye to women who society deems “slutty.” What is a slut, exactly? A woman people find sexually attractive? A woman who has sex with as much enjoyment as men? Or is a “slut” a woman who turns people down for sex, although society says her sexual capital is high?...

August 14, 2019

“He’s not black, he’s McKay…okay” For a lot of viewers, the Chris McKay focused, The Next Episode, didn’t give viewers the information needed to truly understand one of Euphoria’s more polarizing and underwritten characters. Utilizing sub context, Euphoria’s writers illustrate how The Next Episode is a character study in how Chris McKay prior...

July 12, 2019

As I sit here writing this sentence, there is a cool, hollow feeling in my chest. I feel like I have personally lost someone close to me. Fortunately I am not mourning the loss of someone I know. I am mourning the loss of fictional character, Candy Ferocity, from the FX series, Pose. I am mourning Candy’s death because Candy represents those...

July 2, 2019

My last serious relationship ended eight years ago, and to this day, I feel no rush to be someone’s girlfriend or wife.  It has taken me years to admit this to myself and say it out loud to others. Preaching self-love is one thing, but actually walking in that truth every day is another. 

The closest I ever got to falling in love was...

June 17, 2019

THE FACT IS, I’M TIRED

I don’t know what it is about the month of June, but for the second year in a row, it has revealed all the crap I try to hide. The angst, the anger, the anxiety.  I hear Saturn, the planet of restrictions and limitations, is in retrograde, so perhaps that is why I have to sit with my baser emotions as I sort them out....

August 18, 2018

 A Queen With a Humble Beginning

Born March 25th 1942, in Memphis Tennesee to preacher C.L. Franklin and gospel singer, Barbara Siggers Franklin, Aretha Franklin lived out her childhood in the motor city, Detroit, Michigan. Given her birthplace and parentage, it was as if she was destined to use music as her ministry.

Like a true Aries warrior,...

June 9, 2018

A CREATIVE PRODUCER’S HAVEN 

Ro James is one of the more versatile and dynamic R&B Stars of the last ten years.  He seamlessly blends rock, electronica and soul into an unforgettable sound.   Needless to say when I learned that he was in Los Angeles, I immediately grabbed my tickets.  I had never heard of BJ’s music before I saw him at the Tro...

May 27, 2018

INTRODUCTION

In early May, the NFL owners passed a new policy that requires every NFL player and other personnel on the field to stand for the National Anthem, or stay in the locker room.  

NFL owners and now its commissioner, Roger Goodell, believe that the silent, peaceful protests of players, like a Colin Kaepernick, are unpatriotic bec...

May 19, 2018

“Fuck you bitch!” The next thing I felt was a hot sting on my shoulder where a full water bottle had hit me. One, a man in a white car hurled at me after I rebuffed his advances.  I was walking home from the train station minutes away from my house. 

He liked what he saw and believed he was entitled to my time and body. I disagreed a...

April 15, 2018

Overall, Invasion of Privacy, is an ambitious debut from pop raptress, Cardi B.  Cardi has a knack for turning her misfortunes into anthems and this album is sonic proof.  Below are my thoughts on some of the album’s standouts.  

Get Up 10 -  opens the album and you don’t have to be an avid rap fan to feel the influence of Meek Mill’...

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