Bougie Black Girls swoon at just the thought of impeccably bearded Black men with degrees and apartments with updated appliances, while Bougie Black Guys -- well, the Bougie Black Guys actually able to grow full beards -- will happily volunteer the make and model of the clippers they keep in their dashboards and attaches.
I am the mother of a Black baby who will grow into a tall, large Black man; the kind of man the police fear and profile. And, sometimes, murder. This is painful to write, acknowledge, consider. It haunts me so much that I have thought more than once about leaving America.
We are not looking for Damon clones. Or Panama clones. Or clones of anyone who currently writes for VSB. We are, however, looking for people with strong voices who love to read and write. If I'm describing you, hit me at email@example.com with the subject line "I want to write for VSB."
Let's talk about boobs.
We're in good hands with Roberts, Lynch, Mosby, and Harris.
Unlike Eric Garner and unlike Freddie Gray, we can breathe. Breathing is just a lot harder to do these days.
The PG shows Damon and VSB some love
What would you do?
I'd be remiss if I didn't admit that this way of thinking can be seductive. But do not be seduced by this subterfuge.
Cry new tears. Channel new anger. Feel it all again. All the empathy, all the sorrow, all the rage. Let it permeate you. Embrace its engulf. Because Freddie Gray deserves it. Baltimore deserves it.
My feelings about frats/soros have grown much less cynical
Apparently I look like all lightskinned people.
Pacquiao seems like a very nice guy and Mayweather is a caricature of every caricature sports movie villain. But, Mayweather happens to be Black. And since I also happen to be Black, I'd rather see him win.
Do have fun. Don't be a dick.
Does Michael Eric Dyson vs Cornel West make the cut?
This title contains no hyperbole. This was literally the worst major newspaper column I've ever read.
A look at Michael Eric Dyson's scathing critique of Cornel West
Married and older.