Tag Archives: activism

January 24

30-Day Challenge Day Six: A Fascinating Individual

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Six: Someone Who Fascinates You (and why) An individual who fascinates me is Vida Starr, a young sista on the come up whose work is changing the perception of hip-hop heads and freethinkers of color. Vida is currently a producer/host with the site Reality Is Real, geared towards keeping those […]

October 08

Justice Or What?

In two days African-Americans from across the nation will gather to demand justice and change. But what will be the aftermath of yet another civil rights march? In today’s vlog I discuss my questions and concerns regarding the upcoming gathering.  

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 […]