My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

A Toast to Tameka Raymond Haters

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Ladies, Ladies it's time for a toast. I know you've heard the good news. Tameka and Usher are through. It's. A. Wrap.

(The crowd cheers.

Yes, wishes do come true don't they? And it only took took two years for divorce papers to be filed. I'm surprised it took that long. Ha Ha. We were on Tameka's behind those two years. Yes we were. Calling her ugly, downing her because she had children prior to dating Usher. Ha, what was Usher thinking? The number of single black mothers in our community is crazy high. Hell, meeting a good a man is hard enough for a sista even when you don't have kids. And Usher had the nerve to fall in love with a black, divorced woman of three. We tried to warn him.

I gotta jump back to her looks. Ugh, she is not cute. Usher baby, you married down in the looks department. Would we have complained if he married a white woman? Hell yeah. But that ain't the point. Look at Tameka. She's thin and don't look 38. Really what did he see in her old a*s?

( A few women in the crowd yell "Thank you" and clap)

Yeah I said it. She's too old for him. What was he doing with a woman eight years older than him? Beyonce is 15 years younger than Jay Z. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are 15 years apart too. But that's okay. Usher and Tameka just took things too far. Who does Tameka think she is marrying a young, rich and famous, handsome man? She wasn't even famous before marrying him. She was just his stylist. I'm telling you, Usher should've stayed with Chili. She's only 38.

(Speak on itl

Well ladies, we never knew what was going on behind close doors but thankfully this marriage is done. It's sad that Usher and Tameka's babies are under the age of two and they're going through a divorce. But that ain't the point. This relationship needed to end. I don't know why it needed to end. I don't know even know them but I knew something wasn't right.

Does everyone have a glass? Great. Ladies a toast to wishes coming true. And a toast to Usher. May he finally find Mrs. Right. When he does we'll be on her back too. Cheers!


  1. HA HA! This is hilarious!
    I don't know what it is about Tameka that made her unlikeable. I read the interview with her and Usher in Essence and she said no one liked her because she was brown-skinned (last time I checked though, no one disliked Denzel's wife or Samuel L. Jackson's wife, but . . . ). The interview didn't really help her image, I'll say that. Something felt very opportunistic about her, I guess.
    I'm into conspiracy theories, and here is what I have heard between friends in the industry and someone who works at the Bellagio in Vegas:

    Usher's gay. And he likes to party with his "friends." And Chili found out (remember how she said something "very bad happened" in regards to their break up but she wouldn't go into detail about it?). Tameka found out too (and must have some evidence) and she said, "Look, mofo, you're going to marry me and give me some babies or I'm going to expose you!" I think he met the "give me 2 kids" requirement and now he can get out of it. After all, she's now set for life.

  2. Jam Rockah this is news to me! LOL! I had no idea the Bellagio was breaking news on the celebs. I need to go Vegas to get the dirt. LOL.

    I also have no idea why so many black women can't stand Tameka. I never heard the girl speak and folks are on her like white on rice.


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