The Snob

ATTN: Growing Up in St. Louis County

Over the weekend ATTN ran a story about my experiences with racism growing up in North St. Louis County in Florissant, Mo., not far from Ferguson. Check it out. Continue reading

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The Snob

The Root: 5 Best States for Black People

Wrote this by popular demand for The Root! Here are the best states for black people. According to my own research, either I need to pack my bags and take my talents to Hawaii or I need to take a short train ride to Maryland. Continue reading

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The Root: The Worst States for Black People

If you want to carry a baby to full term, not get arrested CONSTANTLY and for your children to have a future, these are the states to avoid. (I wrote about it for The Root.) Most of them are in the Midwest and as a Midwesterner I can tell you — the Midwest can kind of blow for black people. Even more so than the South, which at least seems to understand that black people are supposed to live there. The Midwest is always treating you like a stranger¬†even if you’ve been in Michigan for four generations.

Because “racism.” Continue reading

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