My dream is to quit social media altogether and simply live and work IRL. My dream is to be Imani.

My friend Imani is doing something revolutionary in 2021. She’s no longer active on social media. She deactivated all her accounts and is now living her life in real life…


I turn 36 today and I honestly cannot believe it. I really cannot believe it.

I rolled over in the middle of the night to check the time. 1:47AM June 17th. It was official. I’m 36 years old. …


I can’t get catcalled if I don’t leave the house

Black woman holding a cup of coffee while looking out her window.

Admittedly, I don’t like humans that much. While the species has shown great examples of kindness, love, and capability, they’ve also shown breathtaking forms of the complete antithesis. Too cowardly to invest energy to decipher which human has which trait, I’ve chosen a life of simplicity and solitude. …


I just witnessed the lynching of a black man, but don’t worry Ted, I’ll have those deliverables to you end of day.

Between Amy Cooper’s Oscar worthy Central Park performance, Ahmaud Arbery shooting death in Georgia, Breonna Taylor’s assassination inside her Louisville home, and the Minneapolis murder of George Floyd…


Sir, you barely have 100 followers. Relax yourself.

I’m always impressed with the sheer audacity of some men. The comfort they exude when expressing their brazen, unwarranted opinions has often left me, a writer, speechless. …


The Ultimate Guide to Black Men’s Hair

Don’t stress your hair’s natural process — roll out the silver carpet for it

Salt and pepper have always been an iconic duo — a seasoning starter kit for struggle chefs everywhere. But when it comes to scalps and scruff, the color combo suggests an air of mastery.


Diarrhea and cramps? I hate it here.

I was 11 years old the first time I got my period and for more than 20 years I’ve had to bear cramps that range from uncomfortable to fetus-position-inducing painful. One would assume that the older you get the more equipped you become…


‘Random messages from your ex’ is the new virus sweeping the nation

A photo of an annoyed black woman on her phone.

It started out as a typical day. I was working from home (like most of us) and had taken a break from a round of editing when I received the message that would throw my whole day off course. Brief in length, but heavy in its audaciousness nonetheless, I shook…


The road to sexy for a lot of women can be as titillating as it is turbulent, but it’s still a road many have not traveled.

It had been a month since Sugar Cookie’s move to Miami and while she was unpacked, she was still emotionally sorting through so much…

Shenequa Golding

Shenequa is a Gemini which means Shenequa is dope as all get out!

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