When my date said ‘black women have bad attitudes’

I thought swiping right on Tinder was finally going to pay off, but I can’t make this stuff up. Moving to North Carolina had brought me many firsts, this being one of the more disturbing. I had a date with a guy out of Fayettville the one night. He was 6'4" dark chocolate, big, bald…

On being the ‘only one’ at Donald Trump, Mike Pence rallies

Disclaimer: The only side I’m taking is mine... I’m Atlanta born and raised, while I’ve grown up in the south my entire life it was a bit of a shock to be in a room of hundreds of people and be the only person who looked like me (besides a couple secret service and videographers).…

How ‘Wilmington on Fire’ director Christopher Everett’s hardship fueled his film

I sat down with Christopher Everett to talk about why he wanted to direct a documentary that puts a microscope on the 1898 massacre of African Americans by an armed white mob in Wilmington, North Carolina. I was surprised to find out the Laurinburg, North Carolina native was so passionate about telling this seldom told…

Why I’m not on the Beyonce ‘LEMONADE’ train

Disclaimer: Before the “Beyhive” drags, tags, or slays me please know, Beyonce will not retweet you. In true Bey form, she released a new album titled LEMONADE in an over the top manner like no one has done before. Two days later, social media is still abuzz with memes and tweets. The album is musically…

Black boys lives cut short in Wilmington

In less than one month, Wilmington, North Carolina was home to seven drive-by shootings that changed the lives of 15 black boys. How many black boy lives must be altered before a change takes place? Five days before Christmas five teenage boys were victims of an afternoon drive-by shooting that left Shane Simpson, 16, dead.…