dear white people, it’s always about race

a little bit of history repeating itself is happening in america. we are seeing a resurgence of jim crow mentality and legislation in cities and states across the country. segregation. unemployment. voter suppression. policing state. hold on a second while i hunt for my “free papers” so i can ┬ánavigate my way in this post-racial …

we’re all a little bit gonzo on the inside

i’m going to go ahead and say it. lately, i’ve been feeling awkward. not the usual “she dances to the beat of her own drum” awkward but straight up gonzo the great awkward. do you remember gonzo? he was the beautifully weird muppet who fully embraced his awesomeness despite being rejected on a regular basis. …

use your words: exploring the narrative of inhumanity that shapes black america

after ferguson erupted onto the national stage, i was appalled, although not the least bit surprised, by the rhetoric that quickly switched from shock to rage to blame to utter disrespect for black life. it hurt. it still hurts. honestly, it always hurts. i know all to well how a continued narrative on inhumanity shapes …

i’ve been thinking, that song is pure tmi!

i been thinking, i been thinking. i get pissed when that song gets in my head. i been thinking, i been thinking. why can’t i make it through a day without hearing it, i want to for real. yes i do. i know i cannot be the only one who is super duper over the …

rejection hurts but it’s not the end of the world

we’ve all been there at least once and if you have any kind of talent, drive or intelligence, you’ve been there multiple times. i’m talking about facing rejection. no one goes through life without being rejected. it hurts and it sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. sometimes, rejection is the best thing …

i don’t make new year’s resolutions

aw, the dawn of a new year. think of all the new possibilities and new opportunities that await. it is the promise of newness that drives people to make new year’s resolutions. i don’t make new year’s resolutions anymore. gave it up a long time ago since i typically gave up on those resolutions shortly …

when blackness and feminism converge on the same world stage

the world is still buzzing from two things that happened last week. we lost a world icon in the homegoing of nelson mandela and rising world icon beyonce dropped a surprise album without so much as a peep. two very different events, both generating endless buzz. i have much respect and admiration for nelson mandela. …

the mystery of poverty is no mystery to me

today’s word at church was called the mystery of poverty. i grew up in poverty so it’s no mystery to me. i can tell you exactly what it’s like to go to bed hungry. i know all about not having lights, or water or gas. i was the kid with the stinky egg sandwich at …