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.
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.
There is something so bittersweet about the grieving process. For Black Christians, it is often swept under the rug as we are encouraged to "just pray about it" and to "hold on to faith" Well, I would like to talk about grieving...faithfully. Yes, I know how faithful God is and that He has never left … Continue reading Grieving…Faithfully.
With Mother's Day on the horizon, I cannot help but think of those who may have recently (or not so recently) lost a Mother or Mother figure. Right now, stores are filled with Mother's Day cards, balloons, flowers and all of the goodies that we normally buy for the special Moms in our lives. However, … Continue reading Why I hate the word “Motherless”