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Equality

I was really trying to calm down with my Facebook posts and blogs. I’m not sure if anyone noticed or not, but I was.  And then this happened; two new hashtags for dead Black men surfaced and I completely lost it.  #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile It has become quite apparent that legally shooting Black men is the new form of lynching. The new American terrorism against Black folks in 2016.  Racism is no longer defined by people calling us Niggers and refusing us jobs because we are Black.  Nah man, that was

Sometimes I question the true motives behind our government targeting drug dealers and prostitutes. I wish they would be honest and admit the only reason why they care what those people do is because they collect profits that the government cannot tax and capitalize on. That is all. The government wants us to believe they are protecting us from ourselves per our constitution, but I don’t know too many people who have been healed from those “conditions” unless jail is synonymous with healthcare. I have no idea why the government

I will never forget writing a 5-page essay about how inhumane, evil and murderous abortions were. I was a senior in high school and I got an A+ on my essay. Then I grew up and changed my views because I realized life is not always just black and white and some things are not my business. I live in the second state in our nation where our governors just passed one of the most heinous abortion laws. Basically, a woman cannot seek an abortion due to the gender and

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

Be Honest

Barbie and Heman

I used to love playing with Barbie when I was a little girl. And to be totally honest, I didn’t really care what color she was either. I just loved how fashionable she was and could play for hours. I had the whole Barbie getup from houses, bikes and cars to school classrooms and veterinarian hospitals. Unfortunately, Barbie has been the cause of self-image issues for little girls. Barbie is criticized that her shape is unrealistic and gives little girls a false sense of beauty. Meanwhile, little boys are playing

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

Brides

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

This topic has been on my mind for years, but it really hit me in a different light when I saw Rihanna’s dress at the CFDA awards in 2014. My initial thoughts were quite common like why do us women feel the need to be nude and naked to sell ourselves? Why do we feel the need to expose the most intimate parts of our bodies for a fashion statement? I thought about the example we were leaving for our young women and then a very human thought dominated all

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