Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Another book etched off my list! After thoroughly enjoying Half of a Yellow Sun, I gave the author another go around and I’m happy that the outcome was similar. Now I stopped reading at a voracious pace this year, heck, I believe this is my 1st completed book this year! I understand when you (yes ...

Let’s revisit how we “rap” to women

Time for change: A woman’s reaction to anything a man says is her choice. Here we are with another overdue post about issues I feel need to be addressed with my fellas. As black men we are continually taught to control our emotions when dealing with cops, employers, teachers and more. Why aren’t we taught ...

Love x Pride

p.s I wasnt listening to Drake's "Scorpion Side B" when I wrote this. Strictly written for the youth dem. Bless up! This is for my younger 21-25 crowd. Fellas, pull up a seat, I think I qualify as an OG now lol. A few years ago I was in your shoes, with the perceived world ...

The magic month of May

May always holds sentimental value to me as this is my birth month. As I got older I started to resent the earlier half of the month as I had to shell out cash for a mothers day gift. Repugnant, I know, but I have long changed my view on the day designated to my ...

My Letter to Desmond Marrow

This post was inspired by Donald Glover’s “This is America” video. I caught myself watching the video and marveling about how creative and abstract Donald is: why he wear the pants with no shirt, why he shoot like that, ohhh so that’s why the white horse is there, why he shoot the choir, ohh that’s ...

Get a man pt. 2 – The LongLiveTobe way

Somethings deserved a sequel, like The Blueprint 2; others need to be preserved in time never to be duplicated, like Martin. Some might not share my sentiments about the culture, but then again, who made me a tastemaker? All I know is that the original post Get a man – The LongLiveTobe way brought me ...

Love sucks and I’m never dating again

We meet, we date, and we fall in love to live happily ever after. Why can’t it always be this easy? What happens when you are dating someone and it goes up in flames? (For this post, anything less than marriage is a failed relationship). I find it sad when someone gives up on love ...

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