Run across the world
A circle brings you back here
Circumference of souls
Dear Black Men,
There is no need for RompHim thought pieces. I tweeted as much the other day.
More accurately, we shouldn’t need to think pieces on the RompHim. It should be the fashion-forward, yet slightly goofy, summer fashion trend. It is in all reality the male equivalent of the sundress, light, cute and, if done right, a little sexy. The RompHim should have been the thing of memes and silly Twitter debates. Inevitably, however, it became the latest iteration of black hypermasculinity ruining the party. [Read more…] about On RompHIMs
The last time I went on a date as a single man my companion and I exchanged pager numbers. Once smitten, I called her dorm room and recited a poem I wrote for her on her answering machine. This was only after purchasing a long distance calling card. Roughly eighteen years and one child later I find myself again single and to be frank, I’m too old for this shit. As I return to the world of singledom, I am greeted by a landscape that consists of microwave relationships forged on smartphones and a hookup culture that occurs with the flick of the wrist. It’s a landscape that, despite the woes of my single friends I thought I could navigate and maybe even enjoy. What I found instead was the confirmation of my loneliness.
2016 has been quite possibly the most ideologically heated and divisive year I have seen in my adult life. From a presidential campaign that, in my mind, has been more polarizing than most, conversations about subjects involving race, police brutality, and most recently, the sacredness of our national anthem have spawned bite size ideological stances all across the internet. Some of it productive and enlightening, most of it far less so. [Read more…] about Dear LinkedIn Community, Stop Talking Politics and Get Back to Business