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I am 44% Nigerian

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The next time someone asks me what I’m mixed with by the looks of my hair and skin, I’m going to tell them I’m 74% African and 21% European.  My Negus, I made it.  To be quite frank, I’m 44% Nigerian. I just received my DNA results.  After my high school and facebook acquaintance posted her results, I knew it was time to order my DNA kit.  It was quite easy to do too.  You order it, provide a saliva sample, ship it and wait for your results to be

Choices: Part One

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Why is it that Black people feel they are exempt from making choices in America?  Why are we incapable of realizing that we too are part of our own demise? I get so tired of listening to all of these Pro-Black, overly conscious Afrikan leaders who are supposedly expert in all things Black who are intently focused on how society ruined Black lives. Thank you for reminding us what slavery has done and how it still impacts us today.  Thank you for letting us know how the war on drugs

I really think we need to stop and think about what Raven Symoné and Stacey Dash are saying before we jump to conclusions and ostracize them like the world tried to do with Beyoncé. Because to be totally honest with you, they are partially correct in their logic. The sad thing is the idea of calling people American who were actually born and raised in America is crazy when in reality, that’s how it’s supposed to be. If I was born in France, my nationality would be French and I

I Support Queen Bey

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Dear Beyoncé, I stand with you and I hope all Black women do for this very one reason. The support of our own in the midst of being politically scrutinized. And I’m not even a huge Beyoncé fan, I just stand behind her because I should. I’m not a fan of idolizing no human being, but when it got to a point where people told her what she should and could not do and started to protest her shows, I had to write a blog because a facebook status simply

Oh hail ye Beyoncé. I only have one comment to make about her new song Formation because I don’t want the Bey Hive attacking me. There are many other contradictions I could speak on, but I really don’t feel like arguing with people who would eat collard greens from her arm pits. So I’ve read several articles about her reference to Red Lobster. Bey’s fearless followers are upset that Red Lobster took too long to respond to her and did not capitalize on the marketing advantage. I don’t understand how

I watched a video about labels and how they do not accurately represent who we are. He started his narration by saying, “I am not black, I mean, that’s what the world, calls me, but it’s not me. I didn’t come out of my mother’s womb saying hey everybody, I’m black. No, I was taught to be black and you were taught to call me that […].” As he continues his narration, he talks about equality, division and how we can solve racism (and any other –ism) by not using

Just My Thoughts

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I plan to start dress shopping in the next month for my wedding and decided to watch, “Say Yes to the Dress.” I found myself just as excited as the Brides were when they found their dress! While watching the show, I noticed the disparities between the women and it just made me sad. Many of the Brides came in with their entourage of family members and friends. Some had budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 just for their dress. Some were planning their ceremony and reception for as many

When I was younger I thought integration was the perfect solution for racism. Now as an adult I realize it was probably the worst thing to ever happen to African Americans. I understand the concept of equality and having basic rights to live like a normal human being, like drinking out of a water fountain and having the right to vote, but these human rights are drastically different from identity and culture. In my opinion, the lack of identity and culture is precisely what is wrong with Black folks. Many

And then there was Ferguson. There are several elements to this case that I want to discuss in grave details. Ultimately my message will not be like the typical messages I have seen spewed all over social media. Instead it will be a message that includes internal changes and reformations for black people. Michael Brown should not have died. That is first and foremost. Regardless of what crime he committed or how unruly he may have been towards the cowardly police officer, he did not deserve to have his life

Words have Power

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Why do we love to support stupidity?! From terrible music that is literally brain poisoning all the way down to people’s silly antics to get attention. This subject has been brewing on my mind for months after I participated in our local Hip Hop Panel this past summer. The event was put together at the height of racial tension in my hometown where local news stations blamed DJ’s for their racy fliers and “ghetto, dope” crowds who came out and displayed violent and inappropriate behaviors. Without getting into all of