Trauma ran away with my childhood: Losing my father to violence forced me to grow up fast


Trauma is normal. So many of us in Baltimore never really get a chance to be young a young Scoot Warren and his father (Photo provided by Scott Warren) By: Scott Warren/Salon.com Scott Warren was born and raised in Baltimore city. He is a writer, spoken word poet, actor and rap artist pursuing a degree inContinue reading “Trauma ran away with my childhood: Losing my father to violence forced me to grow up fast”

Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power


Naomi Osaka is working hard to normalize being an unapologetic Black woman, and I’m here for it By: Takirra Winfield Dixon/Salon I am Black and alive, and that’s half the battle today. Seriously. I woke up. No cops shot me in my sleep or on the street. I didn’t get charged with a crime I didn’tContinue reading “Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power”

Ask the Rodfather: He is a smoker and I cant stand smoke, help!


Rodfather: My father was a heavy smoker and he died when I was nine years old, he was only 32. No one smokes in my immediate family, none of my friends smoke and kissing somebody who smokes is like licking an ash tray. I met the love of my life online two years ago. InContinue reading “Ask the Rodfather: He is a smoker and I cant stand smoke, help!”

The Worst Thing You Do When Introducing Yourself, According to an Expert


Everyone suffers their fair share of awkward interactions from time to time, whether you forget a former acquaintance’s name when you run into them or find yourself blanking on all the pertinent details about your work history mid-interview. And while the odd faux pas can be forgiven, according to etiquette experts, there’s one major mistake that always makes aContinue reading “The Worst Thing You Do When Introducing Yourself, According to an Expert”

RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life


She expanded the possibilities of family life and work—for women and for men. By: Joe Pinsker\The Atlantic In her 87 and a half years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a significant mark on law, on feminism, and, late in her life, on pop culture. She also left a significant mark on everyday life in America, helpingContinue reading “RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life”

Kevin Hart defends Ellen DeGeneres against workplace accusations


The comedian took to social media to fire back at accusations that the talk show host abuses her staff. Kevin Hart has come to the defense of Ellen DeGeneres amid criticism that she fosters a toxic workplace environment on her daytime talk show. The Jumanji took to social media to fire back at accusations that DeGeneres  mistreats and abuses herContinue reading “Kevin Hart defends Ellen DeGeneres against workplace accusations”

Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!


STOP CRYING! MAN UP ! DON’T CRY, IT MAKES YOU LOOK WEAK! MEN, DON’T CRY! IF YOU DON’T STOP CRYING, I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT!  These wise tales, have damaged generations of people, particularly men.  Crying is a very natural emotion that has nothing to do with strength or character.  ForContinue reading “Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!”

Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?


Anyone who lives on the West Coast knows there is a high cost for living here.  From Washington to California’s Mexican Border, the West Coast is pricey, this is also true of Canada. The medium price of a home in Vancouver, British Columbia ($1,360 million)  is considerably higher than Toronto, Ontario ($806,000) Canada’s largest city.Continue reading “Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?”

The People of Las Vegas


Las Vegas is both stranger and more normal than you might imagine, and for some reason, people don’t think anyone lives there By Amanda Fortini/believermag.com   It’s February in Las Vegas, and because I have managed to step on my glasses and break them, as I do at least once a year, I have goneContinue reading “The People of Las Vegas”