Services, repasts, and second lines are empty since the ’rona stripped our funeral traditions

A photo of pallbearers carrying a casket at a homegoing in 2012.

In December 2020, my grandmother would have turned 90 years old. From the dawn of this new year, my family had already started working on her birthday party. By March, we had picked a venue and a caterer and were having a hard time narrowing down the guest list to…

Boblo Island was an amusement park that was open for nearly 100 years. From 1898 to 1993, the park was a summer staple for Detroit families. Located at the mouth of the Detroit River, which separates our city from Canada, Boblo Island is technically in Ontario. When the park…

The video is cringe-worthy. The bright colors, the corny choreography, the fishbowl lens close ups. Watching it as a Jay-Z fan is almost painful. The song and video are beyond cliche, and they almost cost the greatest rapper of all time his illustrious career.

On Wednesday, July…

I’m tired of being blamed for everything. Really. I’m tired of black women being blamed for every single problem in the black community. WE let the welfare break up our families in the 70s, WE used crack in the 80s and made crack babies, WE took all our clothes off…

Biba Adams

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