prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.“colorism within the black community has been a serious emotional and psychological battle”
Hello all, for the dozen or so of you paying attention I have begun writing a blog series I am calling “The Late Take” exclusively on Facebook.
The goal of “The Late Take” is to look back at stories and news that captured our collective attention and to put some thought into them after the dust has settled. Some of the stories will be goofy and fun, others not so much. Either way, I would love your comments as well as your shares.
“The Late Take” can be found in the page’s notes tab.
Thanks for your support!
I’m not the greatest of sleepers. I typically need to be listening to something to really fall into a deep sleep be it music, a podcast (Sleep with Me Podcast is greatness), or some sort of ambient noise. Lately, my sleep aid of choice has been listening to the Night Storms Playlist on Spotify. It is just a series of different recordings of rainstorms.
As I laid in bed trying to fade away it occurred to me that someone had to curate this playlist. Some person sat through what I can only imagine was hours of audio in order to pick out the best quality rain possible. I suddenly had so many questions.
Who was this person? Are they a rain expert? Are they an audio expert? Are they on the subway bobbing their head to a coastal storm front or do they prefer a light rain on a tin roof?
Needless to say, I didn’t sleep at all that night.
This past Christmas through various relatives my son managed to accumulate what to a four-year-old must seem like a vast amount of money. His newfound windfall has gone largely to the purchase of various treats and toys much to my mother’s merriment. She specifically instructed me that this money was for “toys and bullshit.” Translation, she didn’t want her money going to anything practical. My son, being of like mind, when asked why he doesn’t buy his own pizza and junk food when we go out answers “You’re the grown-up, you’re supposed to pay for it.” Fair enough. [Read more…] about Beer Money
Apartment hunting is the absolute worst. If you have ever looked for a place on Craigslist it can be a gasoline-fueled dumpster fire of slum lords, shady real estate agents and outright scams. While it is easy to dismiss the BS and slog through the river of excrement that is Craigslist sometimes it’s worth going down the rabbit hole.
Below is a text message exchange I had with a scammer who advertised an entire house for rent in Newark for $1000 a month.
(Note: I would normally cover the texter’s phone number but they are stealing people’s money so the hell with them.)