Category: Social Issues

Body Talk: Loving the Outside

There is a new weekly show on Facebook by Jada Pinkett-Smith called Red Table Talk and it is amazing! Each week, she sits down with her mother and her daughter or special guests and talk for twenty minutes or less about an array of different issues that really touch the soul.  Last week, the trio […]

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We May Need to Talk About What Victimhood Means

Every time there is a domestic violence case in the media of some sort, onlookers oftentimes have the same types of questions.  These questions include: Why won’t she leave, then? What did she do to him to make him react the way he did? She hasn’t left, so she must like it. Doesn’t she think […]

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Black Panther and the Social Contexts

**this is not a “think-piece”.  Well, I don’t think it is, anyways* I know, I know. I already wrote a Black Panther piece here. But then I saw it again and it was so necessary for my overall perspective.  While the first time I saw it, I caught all of the major points of the […]

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What Mo’Nique Taught Us About Knowing Your Worth and Burning Bridges

By now we have all heard about the schpiel that Mo’Nique is still currently in with Netflix.  In the event you’ve been under every turnable rock, the rundown is this:  Netflix approached her about a new comedy special for her and offered her $500K (per her words).  Because she was offended by this offer, she, […]

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Why I’ve cut down on being so plugged into political issues this year

I have always considered myself to be very socially conscious.  Since before the first Bush Jr. administration of the early 2000s, I have always taken pride in being very aware in the details regarding our political climate with respect to the African-American diaspora as well as the rest of the country.  I have been a […]

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Chance the Rapper and Chicago – One of Our Own

Chance the Rapper is quickly becoming one of my favorite people.  From the beginning, he’s made Prince-like moves with regards to the relationships he has formed within the music industry all the way up to his political stance (encouraging people to vote and even hosting a free concert which immediately followed a rally to the […]

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My President Gave His Farewell Speech and I am Completely Unable…

…well your president did, also. In case you missed (or want to rewatch). #ObamaFarewell   I don’t think I have ever felt as emotional about a president or any political figure as I feel for Barack Obama. When he ran for president the first time in 2008, my best friend and I joined grassroots efforts […]

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Hidden Figures was peak #BlackGirlMagic

Saturday night, I saw Hidden Figures with my best friend and based on the outpouring of reviews that came flooding my social media timelines the day before with nothing but positive notes, I expected a stellar production that made me proud, happy, and honored to be a black woman.  And it did not disappoint one […]

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Post-Presidential Election: An Ode to Self-Care

It’s been a week since America went ahead and voted the internet troll, trump, for president and I have to admit—I have been in a confusing state of emotions ever since. On election night, as the electoral votes were coming in and the race went from super close to “Jesus, Hillary is really about to […]

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