Category Archives: Refined Rants

More organized format of deliberations & conversations from SNS

#OpenSeasonOnBlackGirlsIsOver, R. Kelly Fans

Yes, you, blasting Kells’ Pied Piper greatest hits, bragging about your proud fandom because musical geniuses are usually eccentric but the freaky music is so fun. Please promptly go to hell & await your fave to join you.

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There Goes the Neighborhood #RestoreTheBlock

Twitter doesn’t care about marginalized people. Image

Usually such a statement would be facetious hyperbole to prove a point, but that is the point. Twitter, which has served as an open marketplace for the ideas of underrepresented folks has turned its back on the very people who give it life. And no, I do not mean celebrities bickering or reminding us how racist or classist they are. We, the people, who don’t have a voice anywhere else, are the ones turning Twitter into breaking news and actually using it to change the way society thinks and functions.

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Before You Make Excuses for Rape… [TW]

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The minions of sexism are at it again, preaching pure victim-blaming nonsense because it’s a day that ends in “Y’

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The “Fatherless” Red Herring & the Knockout Game Propaganda

This one time… at band camp… I thought the planets had aligned as I saw a RT of @blackrepublican where we totally agreed!

Yay! Common ground & shared concern for the needs of Black folks! But then… And she lost me. We agree about the necessity to take the initiative in guiding and supporting Black youth BUT suggested solutions far too often start and end with *insert Black man here*. Read the rest of this entry

Appropriated Music Awards

Appropriated Music Awards

Just say “no” to racist costumes. It’s seriously the absolute least you could do.

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