12 Randoms to Distract Me From Daily Trauma. . .

1. This season of #QueenSugar has lovingly placed a spotlight on the men (RA, Hollywood, Micah, Blue, and even Davis), and once again we need to thank Black women (the writers, directors) for seeing us. Really seeing us. 2. Speaking of which, two scenes from the latest episode–one between Ralph Angel and Blue, and anotherContinue reading “12 Randoms to Distract Me From Daily Trauma. . .”

11 Randoms. . .

1. I have no interest in watching “Them.” I’m currently on a one-show Lena-involved diet, which includes a heavy investment in “The Chi.” #Dassit 2. I’ve had to stop watching Chris Cuomo’s nightly show. Difficult to see him vehemently berate politicians while refusing to address the sibling elephant in the room. Rules or no rules.Continue reading “11 Randoms. . .”

13 Dope Things About Sunday Night’s #Verzuz

1. Verdine White’s pearls. That’s it. That’s the tweet. 2. D-Nice taking #CQ to a larger audience and making SURE he played his new single. He was like, “Stee can call me ‘Nice’ all he wants but y’all gonna get all these Ne-Yo screams.” 3. Stee Harvey telling tall tales and knowing that they couldn’tContinue reading “13 Dope Things About Sunday Night’s #Verzuz”

13 Monday Things. . .

1. I watch a lot of television (even pre-COVID), but won’t be watching the Chauvin trial. I saw what happened. Now I’ll just wait to see what happens. 2. Major #shout to everyone covering their birthdates on the vaccine cards, as if Facebook doesn’t already snitch out your ages. Good times. 3. My new favoriteContinue reading “13 Monday Things. . .”

Infinity Song is a Talented Family Affair

I’m always on the lookout for new music. Well, let me amend that. I’m always on the lookout for GOOD music. Guys. I’ve found it, and it’s a family affair with the group Infinity Song (!!!) They’re a band of five siblings who went from playing music for spare change in Central Park and theContinue reading “Infinity Song is a Talented Family Affair”

Why Statements Matter: A Dawson Writes America Video Essay

This year–this time–in America isn’t for the faint of heart. We know we must remain steadfast, but we also need to make sure we make statements that let people know who we are. Where we stand. Check my latest video essay to find out why statements matter.

Trevor’s Edge

You don’t have to be Black to appreciate what Trevor Noah has been doing as host of The Daily Show since the pandemic began back in March. However, if you are Black, I hope you understand what he’s been doing. With a full afro and his now-signature hoodie, the South African comedian has refused toContinue reading “Trevor’s Edge”