Here’s the video clip that I am responding to from Trevor Noah about Kanye West. To say that Black people aren’t brainwashed is an understatement. We are and always have been. We have been brainwashed into believing in a certain religion as well as that we are 3/5ths of a human being. We’ve been brainwashed to believe our history started with slavery and brainwashed to believe we don’t deserve much more than what society has offered us. We have been brainwashed to support others more than our own. You have some elite

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This blog is a direct response to Ashley Reese who is a writer for Jezebel and wrote the article titled “Everyone Who’s Upset About This Black Girl’s Hair is Telling on Themselves.” First of all before I go ham about unkempt hair, I want to ask the question WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE STILL SHOP AT H&M AND MODEL THEIR BRANDS AFTER “THE COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE” WAS PUT ON THE CHEST OF A YOUNG BLACK MAN?”  Imagine if we understood the power of boycotting and made their stocks go

Dear Men.  Women do not expect you to have the same emotional capacity as we do, we just expect you to understand.  It’s kind of like death.  You don’t have to feel the same way as those in mourning, but you can sympathize with them and understand how they must feel. By nature and the way our hormones are setup, women can be emotional beings.  Women feel and see things whereas most men only see things for what they are.  It’s not wrong to be an emotional person as long

There are differences between standards and preferences and both should be equally considered when forming a relationship with someone. Your standards are a list of expectations that someone must meet in order to work effectively with your nature.  They are requirements that one must possess that you feel are necessary to have a functional relationship.  They have been set to maintain your own sense of sanity and happiness.  Hopefully, they are morals and values that you too hold yourself accountable for.  You should meet the same requirements that you expect from

He is focused on the wrong things. Competition is usually the first culprit.  These days and age, sex appeal and having the baddest chick is more important than anything.  It’s practically shoved down our throats on social media.  Men talk and give each other kudos for picking out a “baddie.”  Although she may be drop dead gorgeous, she may not complement the man.  Some men need too much clout and get clouded by attraction and style only. I think that’s how some men wind up becoming cheaters.  They get physical

I’m no dating expert, but have learned from my mistakes and how to make better decisions. My best friend once told me to make a list of all the traits I wanted my partner to have.  Then she said, don’t settle for anyone unless they can fulfill your list.  You may find that you compromise on a few items, but you should not falter on your whole entire list. If you know what you want, then you know what to look for.  But on the flip-side, you must also know

Unfortunately, most women don’t truly know thyself.  They may know what they like, but fail to understand what they need.  Most of this is due to the lack of being honest with oneself.  You have to understand your personality, demeanor, energy, needs and wants in order to find someone who complements your style.  You have to be in tune with your own spirit to understand when you find someone who vibes with it.  I call this chemistry. We all have positive and negative traits, but the average person refuses to

I have kept a journal since I was in 3rd grade.  I used to have a physical notebook, but converted it to electronic format in 2012 so I could write on the go.  I haven’t written in my journal for months. I usually only do so when something is weighing me down or so exciting that I must get it out.  I hardly ever go back and read my journal entries, but the other day, my life coach told me I needed to start jotting down my business ideas.  I

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

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