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Maiysha Kai
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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?
Sep 25
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Well, there certainly shouldn’t be, since we actually predated them by several months in launching It’s Lit! as an official silo at The Root in 2018.

Sep 24
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LOL. The highlight of my day, even before it began. An imperialist vs. members on an empire he so desperately wishes he was on par with is just... 😂

Sep 10
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Thanks for noting; it wasn’t in the press release!

Sep 10
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That would be a complaint to level with his family, since they keep licensing it.

Sep 4
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There’s actually been a recent phenomenon of previously published books becoming bestsellers due to somehow being prescient in their relevance to our present crisis/crises, so this may be well be part of it, as people are seeking ways to process it all. Ijeoma Oluo (So You Want to Talk About Race), Ibram X. Kendi (How Read more

Sep 4
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Funny, I wasn’t sure there was anything that could make you look more stupid and in need of a hobby or a hug than racist trolling, but a willful ignorance of basic pop cultural references certainly helps. Be Best.

Sep 1
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I’m going to forgive you for assuming I have unlimited time and energy, because you couldn’t possibly know that in addition to running this silo, I edit four other writers, several freelancers and manage most of the site’s arts and culture content. Accordingly, there is only so much of me to go around.

But yes, I saw Read more

Aug 31
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This was really all I had the time or interest to engage in. I already said what I said.

Aug 31
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Wait, before we get into the news, which is important, what’s really important is these kente cloth-wearing white people because that shit was hilarious. And so was the kneeling. I mean I know that the GOP is off the hook in their craziness, and as the secretary of minutes for the black folks, I have to say that this Read more

Aug 14
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You know, interestingly, I asked them about that. Their stance was that it’s irrelevant—and that we actually shouldn’t be as concerned with abandoning the platform as compelling advertisers to do so—or to demand organizational changes. Shimuzu Banks used the NFL finally addressing the Redskins’ name as an example, Read more

Jul 27
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Right—because I just came here to point out that despite the seemingly misleading name, we Aries are a fire sign.

Jul 17
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Actually, the whole application process took less than five minutes—and he was not only into them, but gave me a pass on them being faux, since I’m naturally freckled. The funnier one was my mother, who I also saw that day, and who was thoroughly confused and trying her damndest to figure out how I’d gotten so Read more

Jul 8
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All of the above—except finally found the right guy last year and am definitely like, “in my 40s?”

Jun 25
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I swear, folks act like reading isn’t optional, and scrolling by ain’t free. But go off, I guess (for lack of anything better to do).

Jun 22
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She did what she could do. What you feel like doing is up to you—thus, “do their part.”

Jun 12
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I agree—it elevated my efforts! Praise for Angelica Alzona is well deserved; our amazing artists rarely get enough credit!