A clip recently surfaced with rapper and hip-hop mogul 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, on Lil Wayne's radio show on Apple Music where he was ranting about Black women's reaction to him dating "exotic women," which kicked off a stream of consciousness that is very difficult to follow.
Almost a month ago, Cleveland Ohio was the latest city to join in on the national protests over the brutal murder of another unarmed black man, George Floyd, 46.
"Bitter Black Bitch!” The words burned as they rang through my ears; as they slipped from my Uncle Ron’s lips. As a woman, I have been called that various times in my life. It’s almost like the word 'Bitch' is a package deal with womanhood. But, very rarely has my blackness seem to be included in the insult. Then I noticed a pattern, either with past lovers or some male friends of mine. I have heard this type of talk before, but just differently.
When Erik Killmonger, actor Micheal B. Jordan said this in Black Panther, many of us black folks didn’t think much of it. Something about it felt natural, it felt so familiar to us.
Since Kobe Bryant's death on January 26th due to a fatal helicopter crash, the world has been in disarray. I imagine this moment has been the most painful to the Bryant family and the other families involved.