Lessons from the Tale of Tekashi Telling

Let's talk about Tekaski 69 ... just for a second ... I know, you want to click that back browser button as quickly as you came in here, but I think there's something of substance we can get out of this situation. And no I'm not crazy, I'm just moving in typical The Lady Writes … Continue reading Lessons from the Tale of Tekashi Telling

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Why “Good Girls” LOVE “Ratchet” Music

Them: “You really like this song?” Me: “Yup!” Them: “WOW! I’m like really shocked." Me: "OK ..." And this conversation is how this week’s blog post began. Because there was I: minding my business listening to Meg the Stallion weave together catchy bars about having a wang dang doodle of a time in a local … Continue reading Why “Good Girls” LOVE “Ratchet” Music

Some of Y’all PROFOUNDLY P*SSY

Yeah, I said it. Because as I scrolled through my timeline this past weekend, all I saw was people doing the absolute most on this Profoundly app. For those who are as clueless as I was a few days ago, Profoundly is an app you can embed into your Facebook profile that allows your Facebook friends to … Continue reading Some of Y’all PROFOUNDLY P*SSY

Why Kodak Black is Important (Noooo, but For Real Though)

I know, I know, you clicked on this blog to check on my mental health and to make sure I’m not high, right? But before you call the men in the white an with the straight jackets, hear me out for a few minutes ... please ... I promise, the discussion is at least worth … Continue reading Why Kodak Black is Important (Noooo, but For Real Though)

R.I.P Nipsey Hussle: Conspiracy Theories and Black People

Nipsey Hussle died this weekend. The shit hurt  my heart and I don’t even know that man ... and I’ve never been the type to get wrapped up in celebrity shit beyond the entertainment value.  But this one hurt.  We all watched as people gathered in the streets.  We watched as the police arrested the … Continue reading R.I.P Nipsey Hussle: Conspiracy Theories and Black People

The LadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series: Episode 5: The Case of the Invisible Black Man

When I speak to black men my age (and older), I get this general consensus that they feel invisible; like no one believes them about the things with which they struggle. Of course this wasn’t explicitly articulated to me in these words, But as I went through this week’s conversation, I started thinking about other … Continue reading The LadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series: Episode 5: The Case of the Invisible Black Man

Let’s Talk! From Cardi B to Social Justice Warriors: Talk that Shit! And Live that Shit!

There’s a lesson to be learned in everything; every experience; every situation (hence the references to Cardi and social justice in this blog's title). And this week for me, was no exception. Let’s start by taking a trip down memory lane … *insert whimsical piano here to transition Anddddd go! I was in the 5th … Continue reading Let’s Talk! From Cardi B to Social Justice Warriors: Talk that Shit! And Live that Shit!

Let’s Take a Break from the BS … Rawrrrrr! Three Reasons Why Issa Rae is My Spirit Animal

I like lists. Y’all like lists. So I started to make one of all of the things that happened in pop culture and politics this weekend. We had MGK and Eminem; then there was Colin and Nike; there was even a bunch of chatter about that Bobby Brown biopic. But then I realized I’ve had … Continue reading Let’s Take a Break from the BS … Rawrrrrr! Three Reasons Why Issa Rae is My Spirit Animal

Giving the Medicine with the Candy: Unwinding Azealia Banks and this “Wild ‘n Out” Fiasco

Le sigh … Azealia … Banks … Double Le sigh! Why the respiratory distress about this young lady? Because I have a love/”hate” thing going with Ms. Banks. I love that she marches to the beat of her own symphony. But I cannot stand some of the things that come out of her mouth … … Continue reading Giving the Medicine with the Candy: Unwinding Azealia Banks and this “Wild ‘n Out” Fiasco

Giving the Medicine with the Candy: The Nicki Vs. Safaree Edition – A.K.A – “But, you chose her, bro!”

Throughout the last two weeks, celebrity Twitter fingers have been twittering, Shade Rooms have been shade rooming, and Instastories have been storying … and while I just made some of those verbs up, one thing that doesn’t live in the land of make believe is the domestic violence accusations flying around between Nicki Minaj and … Continue reading Giving the Medicine with the Candy: The Nicki Vs. Safaree Edition – A.K.A – “But, you chose her, bro!”