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Joecephus Martin
Here at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, I have a few names. The unwombed and the non-woman both quickly come to mind. Being a man in this space is interesting. Our staff brings their lived experiences into this space, and men have consistently failed them. They speak their truth, and it is triggering. I...
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This is the first Father’s Day I spent without my children. It was interesting. Work had me at the Allied Media conference in Detroit. I saw a few children while there (shout out to Mae Lou and N8) and a few others running about. There were families there too. They were nontraditional, in the white...
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Recently, I read an article by Tim Lockette in the Anniston Star about a “good guy,” H. Brant Ayers, and his youthful (at age 40) mistake of spanking women at his job in 1975. I could imagine the responses. Stuff like “This was so long ago. … Why did they wait so long?” I went...
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In a song he hasn’t released yet, Pyinfamous references the super woke. I mean, I know y’all mean well, but we know meaning well is what paves the road to hell, right? Don’t. Well, make sure you know what you’re talking about before you start talking. Don’t be like me and defend Charlie Rose before...
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F**k R. Kelly. Not in the way we usually bash celebrities. No, in a real, only-his-security-and-my-children-are-keeping-me-from-stepping to-him or I would be in jail kind of way. I mean it like Nipsey and YG meant it in that song about Julius. F**K. R. KELLY. (Note: ** replaces “uc.”) It’s strange to me that so many of...
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