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Surviving R Kelly was long and emotionally exhausting. By Episode 3, I was beyond clear on my conviction, R Kelly was the piece of sht I had always regarded him to be. I grieved over his catalogue like [you know] adopted friends and family that become the casualties of a messy break up. I thought I knew the R Kelly story: boy gets raped; grows up to become a rapist; sex tape; conflicting stances within the community; the collective and contradictory stepping “in the name of love”, ushered by the sounds of the Pied Piper; R Kelly decreases in...
The Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick was not a win for the Black community nor did it directly address the issue of police brutality. A day after the unveiling of the brilliant Nike Ad, Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man is killed in his own home, murder mystery style, and Justice for his family and community is still pending - per usual. While members of the Black community scramble to find Justice for yet another slain, Nike proudly announces a 10 percent rise in revenue to $9.95 billion and a 15 percent jump in profit to $1.1 billion in...
Patience is noble, but it's most useful for those who have time, specifically time to suffer. More important than patience - in my opinion - is the ability to allow and accept. In many cases a feeling of impatience is not actually a sign of entitlement or arrogance, but a sign that the thing you are waiting for isn't worth the wait (to you). An unusual wait time may also be a sign that something is wrong, specifically, what you thought you were about to experience is not what you are about to experience.A great example of this would...
Something is not better than nothing. Something does not imply something good, that is best for you, beneficial or empowering. Something can be something bad, something limiting, distracting, or detrimental to you or your self esteem. Everytime you allow yourself to rest in an unideal situation you condition the mind to identify that situation as your new normal; and the mind begins to adapt. Rebuilding your self-esteem after allowing yourself to experience less than you deserve - without putting up a fight - is one of the hardest tasks we will ever undergo as humans. Not only would you have...
Often enough, women curve me for not wanting to jump into a relationship, then they get with a [insert urban expletive for miscellaneous guy] who derails their life. If I don't enter a serious relationship with you it isn't because I don't love you, it's because I can see that you're not as ready for one as you think you are. A person that knowingly offers you something you are not prepared for doesn't care about you. A lot of men and women get into relationships because they want to be loved. When you understand that being loved...
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