do black men notice that when people of any race are like “i don’t date black men because (xyz racist stereotypes and putting non-black men above black men)” a large number of the people up in arms defending black men are black women, but when people are saying “i don’t date black women because (xyz racist stereotypes and racialized misogyny)” the people most actively up in arms defending black women are still black women….
I woke up with a spot of blood
over my eye. A scratch
halfway across my forehead.
But I’m sleeping alone these days.
Why on earth would a man raise his hand
against himself, even in sleep?
It’s this and similar questions
I’m trying to answer this morning.
As I study my face in the window.
Raymond Carver, “The Scratch”
this is my biography.
Oh my god I have fucking shivers
I LOVE this essay, and when i read the whole thing, i was like omg Jay… but LISTEN!: a black woman named dream hampton wrote this! NOT Jay-Z… it was posted on his life + times website, but again HE DID NOT WRITE IT.
Apparently, she ghostwrites on the regular, so she’ll write shit and her name will not be on it… it’s officially credited to somebody else… celebrity autobiographies often have a bunch of ghostwriters. On Jay-z’s website, this beautiful letter to Frank Ocean is credited to dream, just in little letters, top-left.