Tag Archives: african americans

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.   Advertisements

September 23

Just Like Music: “No Morira”, 1997

In the late 80s and early 90s it was common to see fly young brothas rocking coordinated outfits and performing elaborate dance steps together. But by the time 1996 and 1997 rolled around the lively, colorful atmosphere that marked the hip-hop of my childhood was largely a distant memory. We girls were still dancing and grooving […]

September 21

Me Against My Brother

In today’s vlog I discuss my frustrations with the level of negativity directed at my ethnic group when relations within the African Diaspora are addressed on social media:  

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 […]

Black Does Not Equal African-American

The title of this vlog says it  all:

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 […]

Black and Brown-Conclusion

Nearly twenty-three years have elapsed since the day that the paths of two little girls of color crossed. Raquel and I have grown from our preteen years to adulthood together. Indeed at every high and low that we’ve faced we have been there for each other. When Raquel had her first child in 2003 I […]