Monthly Archives: August 2014

What You’re Really Saying When You Ridicule Blue Ivy’s Hair

Black women are constantly scrutinized for their parenting. And attacking Blue Ivy’s hair is a way of attacking Beyonce.

A topic of conversation I never found engaging was “natural hair vs. permed hair.” Seriously, who has the audacity to tell someone their hair is wrong?

But the main reason I intentionally don’t engage in this discourse is because I’m a man with a low-cut fade. As such, telling a woman she should have permed rather than natural hair, or vice-versa, reeks of condescension and privilege.

Read the full article at Role Reboot.

Suicide Is Not Selfish, Wanting Someone To Live In Pain Is

Preston Mitchum responds to all those who took to Twitter yesterday saying Robin Williams took the easy way out.

Trigger warning: This piece contains discussions of depression, mental illness, suicide, and suicide attempts.

Oscar-winning actor, Robin Williams, was found dead in his California home yesterday, from anapparent suicide, according to investigators. He was 63 years old.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said Susan Schneider, Williams’ widow.

Read the full article at Role Reboot.