Tag: social issues

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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Kenneka Jenkins and the Glaringly Obvious Rape Culture That Followed

It’s taken me a while to talk about this because I wanted to make sure that I gave myself the time I needed to process it. I have to admit that everything about this case has bothered me, but I can’t sit down without talking about the importance of rape culture education here. A few […]

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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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My Spirit is Weary: #TerenceCrutcher and the Never-Ending Hashtags

Another day, another #hashtag.  I write this piece at the brink of a cold. I’ve got a slight fever, headache, a little dizziness, runny nose, and on-again off-again fatigued that has plagued me for much of the day. Last weekend, I was away on business in Atlanta and all of last night as I boarded […]

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Our POTUS and FLOTUS on Essence October

There are very few couples in the spotlight that I am profoundly proud of and our POTUS & FLOTUS Barack and Michelle Obama are at the top of that list.   Just look at them.  They are perfection personified and when Essence dropped their latest issue of Essence, I must admit that my heart skipped […]

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Passive Passages for the Careless Caucasian

Last week, digital media outlets everywhere (from the blogs to all of social media to every news outlet all over the country) went into a frenzy all because Colin Kaepernick of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers decided to sit during the National Anthem.  His decision to sit down was entirely purposeful and the end results […]

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