Racist Fashion: What Sean Avery and Gucci Have in Common

  Most of us (Black people) wouldn’t know who Sean Avery is even if we were spitting in his face (he’s an ex hockey player that is currently promoting a memoir) but when I saw a clip of him on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen wearing all black including black boots with white shoe laces, I became disturbed. Read More …

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A Black Woman Dealing with White Peoples Privilege and Fragility Online & IRL

White fragility is a defensive response to real conversations about race. via GIPHY White privilege has layers. To understand what it is and what it isn’t read Understanding White Privilege and White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. So, my Adventures in White Privilege and Fragility started this particular week when my Facebook “friend”, C. Hope Clark, who is A White Read More …

I AM African-American (and so are you)

I AM African-American (and so are you) YOU = Black people living in America. Assimilation the process of adapting or adjusting to the culture of a group or nation, or the state of being so adapted: assimilation of immigrants into American life. Sociology. the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups, not involving biological amalgamation. I turn my Read More …

#ThrowbackThursday: Hurricane Katrina Looting in 2005

I wrote the following in September of 2005 for my Ask Dangerous Lee column. It is eerily relevant today and sadly it will be 50 years from now. #ThrowbackThursday: Hurricane Katrina Looting in 2005 I don’t feel like doing the usual Q & A in this issue. I want to talk about the racial drama surrounding Hurricane Katrina relief and Read More …

Rock The Vote or Nah?

ROCK THE VOTE OR STAY HOME I don’t think I’m going to exercise my right on November 4th. I’ve become one of those people that believes my vote doesn’t count in the grand scheme of things. I know, I know! I’m a woman. I’m Black. There are so many reasons I should, but eh. I’m sick of dirty politics. I Read More …

The Trouble With Booty Hair

Booty hair. That sounds funny doesn’t it? I hate being a hairy woman. Booty hair, like pubic hair (I’m sure they’re an extension of each other) has a purpose but I grow what I consider to be an excessive amount of both. Anal hair tickles me (not literally). Not just because of where it is, but because when I am Read More …

Men don’t smile all day. Why should we?

  After an SMH and eye roll worthy real-life experience I took to Facebook and asked: Men: Does it usually “work” when the first words you say to a woman are – “Why you look so mean? Smile!” ? — feeling curious. Post by Leigh Langston. It doesn’t matter if you want to “get with” a woman or not, though Read More …

I Am The 14% – Black People in America: Why We Will Never Overcome

I Am The 14% – Black People in America: Why We Will Never Overcome Remember the following fact the next time a Black woman or man is unjustly killed or why it is so hard for us to overcome the effects of racism in this country. Also factor in that many of us only want to assimilate. We are a Read More …

Welfare Wishes and Watermelon Dreams: Being Poor Isn’t A Crime But It Should Be Illegal

poor [poo r] adjective, poorer, poorest. 1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare. 2. Law. dependent upon charity or public support.   As I’m doing some Back to School shopping at the Salvation Army for my daughter, I find myself in a conversation with an older Black man, who Read More …

What It Would Look Like #IfTheyGunnedMeDown

If they (the police) gunned me down would they use this picture of me on the set of a film to show what type of a person I was? Would they also mention the fact that I am a single mother on welfare? Also, my name IS Dangerous Lee, would that also be used against me?

Women: Can’t Be Friends With ‘Em, Can’t Kill ‘Em

Before I get started on my rant just let me say that I have less than a handful of people that I consider true friends in the first place (male and female) and I have become quite comfortable as a homebody and I have no problem being alone. As of late I prefer my own company over that of others Read More …

Why It Makes Perfect Sense To Want A Man With Money

I’m broke. Poor to be exact. I make less than $10,000 a year. A lot less actually. And, I have bad credit. Why would I want a man that is doing just as bad as I am or slightly better with no current plans or hopes of things looking up? Money is not the most important quality in a man. Read More …