Derick Jaxn posing like he on the way to cheat on his wife

I am baffled by our obsession with telling women to be better.
From the well-meaning soft misogyny of Steve Harvey to the more overt, crass lecturing of jerks like Kevin Samuels, we continually tell women they aren’t good enough.

Here enters Christian relationship guru Derrick Jaxn.

You may have come across Derrick on Instagram.
Seeing him slouched in his car, giving a forever unimpressed expression as he offers relationship advice to women.


Sharon Osbourne and Co-host Sheryl Underwood

After the removal of Piers Morgan from television, Sharon Osbourne, wife of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, may also get the boot.
The news came after Osbourne and her co-hosts from the CBS daytime talk show; THE TALK, ended up in a tense discussion on air about the Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Osbourne is a friend of infamous loudmouthed bigot, and antagonist Piers Morgan.
During the tense discussion she came to near tears trying to defend herself and Morgan from the accusations of being a racist.

“I feel … like I’m about to be put in the electric chair…


Former host of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan placed alongside Dutchess of Sussex Meghan Markle | Credit: ITV/Shutterstock; Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions

Last week the ‘Royal Family’ took center stage when the internet erupted after the explosive interview of The Dutchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry by Oprah Winfrey shocked the world.
I tried my best to duck this conversation as much as possible.
The only “Royals” I ever cared for that weren’t African were the ones Lorde sang about.

But, I dipped my toes into this discussion when I realized noted antagonist Piers Morgan had lost his job because of all this mess.

He quit his job after refusing to apologize for his comments about Meghan Markle’s mental health…


Barbadian Artists Mahalia from 2MileHill and Empress Zingha at Barbadian Black Lives Matter Protest

There is a black fire raging
One that ignites
Hearts
Minds
Souls
At its core
We stand
Again
Rising
Burning
Everything

I didn’t think 2020 would look this way.
Riots, fires, and protests.
Hearing people yell out loud every other night on TV, ‘No Justice, No Peace’.
Racists outing themselves left and right.
I never saw this coming. Maybe I was just too comfortable?
But Black Lives don’t seem to be allowed comfort for too long.
In the United States of America, we have companies now aligning themselves with black creatives and highlighting prominent black businesses to avoid cancellation. (Not like Cancel…


Hon. Mia Amor Mottley meeting with BL&P on November 2019

“Is a leader someone of divine status, quality, or nature? The creator/supreme being? A person with seemingly all the answers, or someone who can make our lives function at a decent and comfortable level?”

The current COVID-19 pandemic has made the art of communication and leadership come under much more focus as the world has watched so many countries fail to take the right actions and measures necessary to deal with the problems caused by the virus. …


Shot from Pt. 1 of the Red Table Talk with T.I. and Tiny

Today’s climate of social media and information heavy arenas are increasingly difficult to sift through, without the occasional ire inducing twitter thread, video, think piece or article.

Some love to posit that we are being socially engineered to be continually outraged by media in a large for-profit conspiracy to distract us from (checks notes) reaching our truest potential. #keepyourfiftheyeopen #staysleep

So I want to encourage you all, not to be outraged in reading this piece but to be open minded here.


Kanye West at Sunday Service

I wouldn’t outright call Kanye West fans cult members.
Cults are often outlined explicitly around religion but can also be defined as a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

With his latest project Kanye has molded his self praise into his redemption through religion, and arguably he has been grooming all of his supporters into a cult like fold for years.

I was a Kanye West Fan once and I think maybe deep down part of me still is. I’m a part of the fandom who was dying for someone who seemed to speak for those…


Cardi, Kash Doll, Lizzo, Megan, Nicki and Remy

Disclaimer: There will be some explicit language used in this piece.


Let me declare this in the early and get it out of the way.
I’m not a Tyler Perry fan.
His work doesn’t move me, inspire me nor do I find it funny.
I did enjoy his plays when I was younger but as his work came to screen it felt more like it wasn’t saying things I found were as uplifting as those around me were claiming it to be.

But this man, being an incredible success in a world that doesn’t appreciate blackness portrayed in any form, has achieved a tremendous amount and deserves the accolades being showered…

Daveny Ellis

A poet, freelance journalist and communications specialist. An innovative outside the box thinker, creative and a problem solver who is undaunted by failure.

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