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It’s on woke White folks to affect change during family time

Soit seems that most Americans would rather gargle gravy or take a can of that cranberry shit to the head than have a conversation about politics.

In a new昆尼皮亚克大学民意调查released on Monday, 66% of adults said that they are “hoping to avoid” conversations about politics at…

Replacing Democratic retirees with other older people is a shortsighted recipe for disaster

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy, the Senate’s longest-serving Democrat, announced he isretiringafter 47 years in office.

For those unfamiliar with Leahy, he is the other old White male Vermont senator not named Bernie. Leahy also has the distinct honor of being the sole member of Congress to have…

Reminiscing on lost time and missed connection

Mydadpassed away from cancera few years ago. At the shiva (a weeklong mourning period in Judaism for first-degree relatives), I broke down. I couldn’t stop crying.

Picturing a world without him hit me hard. At that moment, I thought of all the lost time and opportunities for…

The Only Black Guy in the Office

When the challenges of remote work are all around you

The remote work revolution has changed life as we know it for corporate folks like myself. And while I’m on the record singing the praises of working from home, I’d like to set the record straight: It’s not without its faults.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyedmy weekday afternoon…


The key to a happy relationship: Don’t lose yourself

When you get married or settle down, there’s this popular idea that you have to become one with your person. This concept is even a part of some marital vows. Thing is, it ruins more relationships than it saves.

The truth of the matter is that, like it or not…

Just Rankin’ Sh!t

Just because you’re vaccinated doesn’t mean you’re trying to do everydamnthing!

5. You’re still waiting for that second vaccination to kick in

As if 14 months ofdaily video meetingswasn’t enough, now your co-workers wanna go to a bar together? Cop the Pfizer plea. Perfect for last-minute invites, but unfortunately this won’t work for anything that’s more than two to three weeks out. …

It’s more like a stereotype gift-wrapped with a bow

“Youth is wasted on the young,” some say. Thank God a little of it was left over for me.

I’ll never get tired of being reminded that I look younger than my middle age — if only that flattering observation didn’t come with a less-than-flattering racial qualifier: “Black don’t crack!”


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