Everyone is ranting and raving about how amazing and captivating the FLOTUS' speech was last night at the DNC. I, like others, am always in awe whenever Mrs. Obama takes the podium and commands the audience's respect and attention. Last night, when she delivered the speech of a lifetime, was no different. First Lady Michelle … Continue reading FLOTUS is the ULTIMATE Brilliant Black Girl!
With all of the chaos, hatred & oppression that's going on in the world, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves. For some, it's going for a long walk or curling up with a good book or even just disconnecting from social media all together. For me, it's about friendship. I am such … Continue reading Friendship in a time of War
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail cell. She entered the facility 3 days before her death for "failure to signal a lane change" and never left. When the news broke and her arrest was plastered all over the media, I saw so much of myself in her. … Continue reading I am Sandra Bland.
"No Justice, No Peace! No Racist...Police!" This was one of many chants and declarations that could be heard as we flooded the streets of downtown Atlanta last night. Over 10,000 people, Black, Brown, White and otherwise gathered in the name of justice for Black lives. If I am being honest, while I have attended vigils … Continue reading No Justice. No Peace.
I am TIRED. Tired of seeing hashtags followed by Black folks' names. Tired of mourning for Black folks whose names I wouldn't know if they had not become a hashtag at all. Tired of having to defend the character of my Black brothers & sisters from crucifixion even AFTER their deaths. Tired of waiting to … Continue reading TIRED.
Greetings! Last night as I was working on some things for class, my Twitter TL was in an uproar in a matter of minutes. As I scrolled through the posts, I saw yet another Black man's name after a #hashtag, meaning the cycle of police brutality in this country was in full swing....AGAIN. I reluctantly … Continue reading Man, Father, Son…and #Hashtag.
Hey y'all! So...I have been gone for a while and have done a lot of thinking. Mainly thinking about why I had been gone for so long (#OverThinkersUnite?). During my "hiatus," I found so many "reasons" (i.e. excuses) to NOT return to this blog any time soon. These EXCUSES ranged from "I don't have enough … Continue reading STOP….Running.