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Exactly one week ago today, I went public with the story about how our trademark was being infringed on by three “founders” of a project that is now named “nobeefwanted” on Twitter and Instagram. Here are the lessons that you can learn from what happened; entrepreneurially, ethically, and socially.

Entrepreneurial lessons:

  1. The…


Jessica Krug. Rachel Dolezal. Many have taken it upon themselves to absorb Blackness as an identity and while most are caught up in the inherent question of “HOW?”, my mind tends to focus more on the important question of “WHY?”

Professor Jessica Krug, before and after her Blacksformation.

This is my initial hypothesis, it will likely change as…


Recently, Facebook and Twitter have both made headlines for decisions that we made by their executives on policing the language of Donald Trump. Twitter has made the decision to put warnings on some of Trump’s tweets, while Facebook CEO has made the decision not to do so nor fact check…


*This is currently a stub article from a Facebook post I published today. …


Viewing “leaked” sex tapes is rape culture.

Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash

In 2014, Mimi Faust, star of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta (and the patron saint of wronged baby mommas), shook the world when it was announced that she was being “exposed” in a “leaked” sex tape. …


Cyntoia Brown

Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Johnny Mitchell, a 42 year old white man. Mitchell had solicited her for sex. Brown was an adoptee who had run away from her parents and had begun being…


This analysis is almost entirely exclusive to Pre-Colonial West Africa (the source of the African Diaspora and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) and some Central African cultures that have remained uncolonized.

It is a paradoxical thing to be Black and a woman in a white patriarchal society. At every turn, we…


An Ode to “Fast Ass Girls,

Who will be blamed for being born female in this world,

That views them as consumable first and human second.

An Ode to the “Fast Ass Girls

Who were slut shamed before they knew what sex was

Or what a Vagina Does,

…Because Grown…

Kiki.

Pro black. Pro woman. Pro child. I write about and for blackness. I am periodically petty, overly opinionated, and underpaid. https://www.thecookout.club

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