Category Archives: Current events

October 30

‘The Least of These’: How We Deal With Children and What It Says About Us

I admit that I can be very opinionated at times. However my zeal to share my thoughts is tempered by my ability be silent and observe. So when the issue of the treatment of minors comes up I like to listen to what people say about the topic. And each time what I hear makes […]

September 25

Act Like A Queen?

In today’s short vlog I share an observation inspired by both the season premiere of Scandal and my dealings with a particular sector of my community:  

August 10

Straight Outta Solidarity: Hypocrisy and the New NWA Film

By the end of this week I believe that a magical transformation is going to take place.  Certain African-Americans, who speak of improving our situation and claim to be in favor of respect and dignity for the women in our community, are going to support “Straight Outta Compton” when it is released on Friday August 14th, […]

July 26

Aware But Not Immersed:Coping With Repetitive Negativity In the Media

Another week, another hashtag. There was a time when I eagerly latched on to any narrative that dominated my timelines, particularly those which related to race relations in my country. But when news of the latest outrage erupts online I now caution myself to stop, breathe and take some time to think. I don’t see […]

June 10

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around:Outrage Fatigue and Shifting Focus

I know better. I should have never clicked ‘play’ on that video. It is not as if it could show me anything new. It couldn’t teach a lesson any different from the one I peeped watching a fuzzy video with my late Grandma back in 1991, or the simmering emotion in the voices of my elders […]

April 30

Ready To Die

It was all good just a week ago. Seven days ago my social media feeds looked quite different. People in my circle were discussing the Kylie Jenner challenge and whether or not $50 was too much for a man to spend on  woman’s meal. Among the Black women in my circle there was frustration that […]

April 22

Against The Grain: Edward Ball

The fallout from the hacking of Sony Entertainment Group’s emails continues to make news. The most recent story revealed that actor  Ben Affleck requested to have a remote slaveowning ancestor removed from the PBS documentary “Finding Your Roots”.  Affleck and PBS have both faced criticism for the decision. Personally I do not feel that Affleck […]

GOP Dreams: On Stephen A. Smith and The Allegiance of AA Voters

Last week popular ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith made interesting comments regarding the allegiance African-Americans have to the Democratic Party and his wish that they would switch to the GOP. Though he’s not the first to state this, he engages in some of the same historical amnesia that others display on this issue. In this […]