Yes, that is billion with a ‘b.’ Here is the story. I had originally wanted to write a big piece on it but that terrible New Zealand white terrorist attack took all my attention this weekend. I’m glad to see that New Zealand doesn’t fuck around with the lives and safety of their citizens and took zero time to implement…
This news broke this morning of a major scandal:
There’s a lot of fuckery surrounding this and the trolls are out in force on The Root. Feel free to talk about everything here and pass it onto others.
Are you into mystery genres? Check out these authors:
Inspired by recent events, today’s black excellence is Robert Tanner Freeman, the first professionally black dentist.
I love when writers read their own work and convey their own words in its true meaning. Lucille Clifton has a great poem titled,“won’t you come celebrate with me”
I’m catching up on missed episodes of Top Chef and in the Charleston season, they have an Edna Lewis elimination challenge. I’ve heard her name before but was not aware of the heavy influence that she has done for southern cooking. Apparently it wasn’t taken all that seriously in the past but Lewis changed that.
Check out YouTuber, Sosa. She recently started working in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. Sosa decided that documenting her journey would be a great “representation for girls, women, and poc who want to be engineers.”
During the Superbowl, a commercial aired that showed a young black woman doing some workouts and training with a voiceover. Here’s the commercial:
I found a list of short story collections by Black women:
I loved all the music everyone shared! I love discovering new music and y’all have good taste.
I apologize for disappearing. Some asshole guest came into job and got everyone sick. For serious. This person must have been running a fever along with bathing in their own shit and decided that going into a public place…
Hello Bowlers and Lurkers of The Salad Bowl!
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said that she’s hostile and that she’s made because he didn’t “return her call or something.”
Last summer, I discovered Lorn while listening to Chillwave on Pandora (if you like “relaxed” EDM, check out this station.) He’s an electronic artist whose genre of music is often referred to as “intelligent dance music.” (Sidenote: did y’all know that was a genre? It sounds so elitist.)
*This will not be limited to only black parents or the community. I’m black, my family is black, so these are my experiences. However, any person of color is free and welcome to join in. Discussion is encouraged.
I’ve been very open about my relationship with my mom, who I will now refer to as Tanya because she no longer has the privilege of being in my life and hasn’t been a mother to me in a very long time. I have also been very open that I needed and got into therapy and encourage anyone that has the means to do it (and if…
I’ve had an intense last week of training. My new job has, like, 2000 wines and I have to know a majority of them. What we carry in liquor is also extensive but I’m not complaining as management and my trainer require me to try all the food and alcohol :)
I got my first solo shift tomorrow and then I’ll only be working…
The first annual TED Talk Women’s Conference was here in the desert last week and I got contracted to work it and it was AMAZING. Most of the staff was from the main office in Canada and were stereotypical in the politiness, although I’m not complaining. This was the first event I worked where every aspect of it was…