What We’re Mad About Today!

On today’s episode of ‘What We’re Mad About Today!’ I log into Facebook, only to see people upset with Beyonce about a trench coat that she wore to an All-Star game in 2015. The jacket, which retails for $320, and depicts a custom painted, what people believe to be Sambo, or what most know as,…

The Spaces Between

My starin’ off into space is broken by a knock on my car window. I’m already dreadin’ goin’ inside, but Raj wants to know what I’m just sittin’ here and his dinner ain’t ready after workin’ such a long day. I take a deep breath and turn the car over to let down the window….

TRANSGRESSIONS

There are not enough words to describe the love that I have for you. All that I know is that I feel it coursing through my veins, my mind, my being… It’s something I’ve never experienced before. Everyone thinks we’re crazy for staying together and loving one another, but throughout our trials and tribulations, we…

TEXT

I got a taste of my own medicine, and I nearly choked. All the times that I was mean to you about being an addict, I didn’t realize how hard you were trying, and I want to apologize. I let my hurt blind me from your struggle and your pain. While I’ve been fighting alcoholism,…

SABOTEUR

I’ve been angry for so long that I don’t know what happy is… I’ve been angry at people for leaving me, even in death… Angry because I didn’t get the love I felt I deserved. Angry because of betrayal. Angry because of lies. Angry because of pain. Pain that has kept me bound. Pain that…

REFLECT

No matter how strong I thought I was, demonstrated I was or told I was, I still treated myself like a victim! I retaliated against the wrong being. I let my mind go so deeply into being betrayed simply by human error. I was stuck judging my own past and not building my future. I…

REALIZE

When the capillaries have been bursted in your eyes so many times that they’re permanently black… When you flinch because a man moves too fast in your personal opinion, that it feels like fight or flight… When you rub your tongue across false teeth or missing teeth that you didn’t ask for… When you can…