The passing of Nipsey Hussle hit me in such a powerful way.  I had just recently been introduced to his music through my husband who is a major fan.  I enjoyed his lyrics and music production, but too bad we can no longer listen to the messages he had in store for us.  However, I had no idea how beloved he was by his community and peers.  I felt so sad that he was not able to get this type of attention while he was still alive. His funeral was

A lot of people compare having a dog to a child.  But let’s be honest, you can’t crate your children or leave their food in a bowl or leave them in kennels when you travel.  You also don’t have to deal with them for the rest of your life as their life spans are short. You don’t have to go through child labor pains either, you simply just adopt or purchase your pet.  However, there are some valuable lessons and parenting skills you learn that I believe will help when

I read people’s post that black people have become lazy, stagnant and don’t fight for their rights like our ancestors once did.  They think we are flakey when it comes to boycotting politics, sports and luxury brands. What else are we going to do? Stop watching sports altogether?  Stop shopping in general? I feel like we should create our own football league and stores, but not enough of us are in it together like we used to be. I personally do not believe there is much more we can do

You ever been in so much pain that you would rather die?  And not only die, but take yourself out of your own misery?  And not only kill yourself, but do it in the worst way possible because that’s all you think you deserve.  That’s exactly what some mental illnesses feel like and is the reason why some people opt for death.  I want to explain this so people understand just how empty and painful it feels to want to commit suicide.  I always ask that the LORD has mercy

xennials

Xennials is a new term coined by Sarah Stankorb.  It’s a micro-generation of people born between 1977 and 1985. I think a lot of Xennials were frustrated that they were clumped in with Millennials.  We didn’t have all the privileges and perks of Millennials.  I think it’s fair to say that most of us feel that we were the last of the Mahicans. For one, we didn’t have social media to vent to.  And our parents probably would be in jail for beating us after calling the cops on them

I didn’t like the short film, “Nappily Ever After.”  I didn’t appreciate the title and I didn’t like the idea that it perpetuated the agenda that natural hair is bad.  It was just silly to me and way too predictable.  I understand it was trying to teach women to like their natural hair, but I did not like how they went about conveying their message.  It was one of those movies where I was screaming like I would in ridiculous scary movies when all they had to do was run.

I was raped when I was three years old.  I never said a word because I didn’t know I was supposed to or how to say something.  I kept it to myself for almost a decade until I was almost adopted.  But guess what happened when I spoke my truths?  The statutes of limitations in Indiana of 7 years did not allow prosecution to occur.  I have always wondered how these other women have been able to come forward and have justice for their rape events, but not everyone else. 

Just Don’t Cheat

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I’ve been wanting to write about cheating for a long time, but fall victim to procrastination. To be honest, I wanted to write about it during the whole Jay-Z and Beyonce Lemonade scandal, but didn’t. Every time a new story is hot, I wait too long to write about it, but the sad part is, there’s always another story; you know like Tristan Thompson, Kevin Hart and Donald Trump Jr. to name a few. Simply put, cheating is one of the worst things you can ever do to your partner.

A lot of people share their relationships with me and confide in me for advice. Often when I hear them explain their problems, I notice common themes surrounding their arguments. Communication is huge in relationships. But I’m starting to realize a lot of people think communication is delimited to explaining how you feel to someone. Although it’s important to express your feelings and emotions in relationships, we must understand that they aren’t tangible and are nothing more than figments of our imagination. The communication we should have is why those

Because it does.  It is the very fabric that has woven humankind together in America. Regardless of how you feel about race relations and think they disappeared right along with Jim Crow laws, you are wrong.  Race is still a very underrated systematic problem that has been wreaking havoc on minorities in America for centuries. Did you know that race was first used to separate White people from everyone else as the ultimate race?  And this wasn’t just a Black and White thing; Asians, Hispanics, Mexicans and Jews were lynched

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