Who Is She?

Meet Author Kem M. Smith, BBA, MA ed., and MFA Candidate 12/16

That Part

A place where untold stories meet Gathering into dips of deceit. Your lips, Soft as mama’s old black coach Sensual and velvety sweaty kisses Liquid. Melted. Vanilla. Creamy. Running down the narrow, lumbar region. Curved Swerved Circumferencing my torso. Kiss my ass. Well, maybe not. That won’t make me hot. Cum to The small of…

Education And Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
All of America is suffering from what I call, Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder. The sins of this, now illegal, institution, sunk deep into the hearts and minds of man. I attended the 2017 Presidental Inauguration and saw it in the faces of the attendees. We see race. Blacks and…

Add-A-Beads

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
In the L.L. Cool J era, it was crucial for teenagers to wear gold everything; teeth, earrings, shoes, belts. If you could think of it, we had to wear it in gold. Back in 1989, if you did not own a add-a-bead necklace, then you were poor as dirt…

Who’s Writing A Book This Year?

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
I meet people all the time who want to write a book. I talked to a brilliant secretary who told me she had eight books saved on her computer that she’s never done anything with. I talked to a community activist who wrote 300 pages and gave it to…

To My Daughter On Graduation Day

A few years back, I learned to stop apologizing for bringing you into this world surrounded by less than ideal circumstances. I would have never been who I am today without September 17th, 1993, when the nurse handed me your little wrinkly 3 pounds and 10-ounce body. Then seeing your inquiring eyes. Later, hearing you…

The best way to prepare your son for junior high

Kevin Hart and Charlamagne tha God both wrote about their junior high years in their recently released memoirs. These men spoke about the hard times they experienced during their adolescent years and how the decisions they made, driven by peer pressure, spiraled them into tailspin spins with somewhat disastrous results. Much to Chalamagne’s English teacher…

A Letter To Mom

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
On your 19th birthday you stood in your soon-to-be mother-in-law’s pearl white living room in front of the pastor and a small crowd of family and friends. All were assembled around her white couch and loveseat, trimmed in red with their skin hot and sticky, molded to the plastic…

Blame it On My Dad

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
I had things other girls wish they had. Don’t look at me. It wasn’t my fault. I blame my dad. It all started in 1973. My pops was the greatest because he delivered me. My mom and he were married. We lived in Germany. And I couldn’t wait to…

Top 10 Girl Trip Rules

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
We’ve all done it – planned a Girls Trip expecting to have the time of our lives. But plans quickly deteriorate and soon besties are fighting like ten-year-olds at recess. If you want to avoid the drama, let your hair down and enjoy yourself, prepare in advance for the…

Top Four Lies Of A Middle School Girl And What Adults Can Do

Originally posted on Black&Gifted:
“Teach middle school,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Twelve years later, and I have experienced my share of heartache, love, and laughter with teenage girls. Middle school is the time when a girl transitions from braids with beads to body waves and pin curls. It’s also a…