I refuse to pay money to be scared. You won’t catch me at a horror film or a haunted house. She, me, her is not the one.
A Soldier’s Play takes place during World War II in the 1940s on a segregated army base in Louisiana. David Alan Grier plays Vernon Waters, a black Sergeant whose murder is being investigated by Richard Davenport played by Blair Underwood. Davenport constantly bumps heads with Charles Taylor played by Jerry O’Connell. The play is powerful as it reminds us that though black men—black people—are an integral part to U.S. history, including fighting in the wars, they were and continue to be treated as less than second class citizens.
Every month, there’s news of a celebrity death. Some hit harder than others. Those are the ones that bombard social media feeds and are the leading stories on entertainment shows like Access Hollywood and local evening news. Others garner brief mentions in the middle or end of the broadcast, if mentioned at all. Last month, sprawled on my couch, I received a text with a link. Kobe had died in a helicopter crash. I didn’t believe it. It was TMZ, […]
Earlier this week, I went to the see Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Just Mercy is the movie adaptation of the book by the same title written by Bryan Stevenson played by Michael B. Jordan. Stevenson, then a young lawyer, founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization, to provide legal counsel to those who can’t afford it. For the most part, he and his colleagues represent wrongly accused or people who were poorly defended by […]
There’s a heated debate on social media about the best seat on the New York subway. Well, I’ve lived here for 10 years and some change. I’m still a Bostonian at heart, but the New York rent and state taxes I pay give me the right to weigh in. Apparently, a cousin of mine also thinks the same because she DM’d me The Shade Room post asking for my take. When riding the MTA, my favorite seat is #4. I’ve […]
We were still in the early stages of dating when I found out he was in the Reserves. Army Reserves. There had been no mention in his profile or pictures. He believed it was corny for men to use their service as a way to hook women. Points for him, I guess.
It was love at first sight. I took a screen shot and added it to the Hair album. Months before I had cut off my butt-length locs of fifteen years back in April for my birthday, I was obsessed with finding and saving short hairstyles I wanted to try. People think I’m kidding when I say the main reason I wanted to chop off my hair was to rock funky parts, lines and designs shaved into my head, and to […]
She debated hitting the accept button with the green check or the decline button with the red x. It wasn’t a mandatory meeting. Employees were “strongly encouraged” to attend. Even if it were mandatory, what would they do if she didn’t attend? Fire her? Yeah, right. It’s not like this were high school where she could get detention or demerits for not attending a function. This was work. The place she dragged herself to Monday through Friday so she could […]