Life in a Shanty Town

  • February 17, 2017 It's too late for Beyoncé to grow a conscience

    This week, Beyoncé lost all of the Grammys that actually mean anything to Adele, and then Carlos Santana said she can't sing. And to top it all off, she's pregnant again–with twins–at 35 (suppose...

  • February 10, 2017 This world is not right

    Migos made homophobic remarks and beat up a woman, in an article that ran in Rolling Stone the other day, and so far it hasn't led to anything other than a few think pieces about what they possibly co...

  • February 03, 2017 Don't let Vice trick you into being a drug mule

    An article yesterday in Canada's National Post is the best article I've ever read. I hope the guys who wrote it receive Canada's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize (the McPulitzer), and I hope Vice is p...

  • January 27, 2017 Why I wasn't at the Women's March on Washington

    If my TL on Twitter, and other garbage media I've consumed in the interim, is any indication, I might be the only person in the world who isn't filled with hope as a result of this past weekend's Mill...

  • January 20, 2017 I can't believe Makonnen is gay

    As of this afternoon, I don't know what to believe in anymore–and not for the reason you might think.

  • January 13, 2017 That faint, citrusy odor you smell is urine

    The White House will be forever tainted by Donald Trump, and not just because he's arguably not qualified to be president.

  • January 06, 2017 Why won't Beyoncé pull out of Coachella?

    Artists performing at Coachella, and media organizations covering the festival, don't have to feel obligated to participate in a boycott, but they do need to understand that I won't be taking them ser...

  • December 30, 2016 White men can have Serena Williams

    Not only am I not bothered by the idea of white men getting with black women, I've paid good money (that I got from my parents) to see it. Why would I be upset to hear that Serena Williams is engaged ...

  • December 23, 2016 Teach your kids not to litter

    If you don't get anything else for Christmas, or Hanukkah, there's a great video currently making the rounds on Black People Twitter.

  • December 16, 2016 Leave Soulja Boy in jail for as long as necessary

    The only way Soulja Boy will learn that it's illegal, not to mention rude, to threaten to shoot people with pastel guns in Instagram videos is if he's forced to do a significant amount of time in the ...