Over the Edge

“Hurry the hell up!” I demand, as Scott, Tyler, and Kim grab their guns out of the back of the Ford Explorer, beads of sweat dripping down our faces in the heat of the summer afternoon. “Yo hold on,” Scott says, grabbing his gun. “Yea dude,” Tyler says, struggling with his weapon. “These things are … More Over the Edge

Wake Up Kids

Wake up kids, it is time to rise and shine Wake up kids, let’s take back what they’ve stolen Wake up kids, we have a world to win now Wake up kids, free your bodies, souls, and minds Wake up kids, it’s time to link up Wake up kids, fight for what is rightfully yours … More Wake Up Kids

Notes on Manhood

It took a significant amount of fortitude for me to compose this piece. My manhood, and by extension Black manhood, is not something that I have ever actually examined. I am afraid of examining it because the illusions that surround it are what keep me alive. Shattering those illusions would prove too difficult to bear. … More Notes on Manhood

Notes on Patience

I’ve never been a patient person. I just do not like waiting. I really couldn’t tell you why, and if you were to ask me, I’d probably tell you something silly and cliché like “I value my time” or “I don’t like being disrespected.” However, I’m beginning to realize that my impatience is deeper than … More Notes on Patience

Words of Wisdom #1

Everybody’s afraid of expressing themselves, being who they are. They’re afraid of what their families will think, what they’re friends will think. Listen, if you’re real, if you’ve got the guts, live your life based on your inner convictions. Follow what you think and feel, and stop letting other people define who you are and … More Words of Wisdom #1

Antisocial: A Love Letter to the Nerds, Geeks, Weirdos, the Shy, the Timid, the Awkward, and Socially Anxious

Society calls you all kinds of things because of some perceived difference you have. They even pathologize you with “medical” mumbo-jumbo like “social anxiety.” Don’t let this sick society deceive you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. God made you the way you are for a reason, and with your gifts of philosophy, introspection, … More Antisocial: A Love Letter to the Nerds, Geeks, Weirdos, the Shy, the Timid, the Awkward, and Socially Anxious

Dear America

Dear America, It took me a while to write this because I am at a loss for words. I am angry. I am pissed off at you. This is just saying the least. Even though I am angry and pissed off, I am certainly not shocked. Why? Because I know you too well, that’s why. … More Dear America