It's sad that we're almost at the end of 2018, and yet this issue of "light-skinned" vs "dark-skinned" is still alive and thriving. So much so that the ridiculous concept has been given a name. "Colorism". Alice Walker first coined this phrase in her 1983 book, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" , where she defined … Continue reading My thoughts on “Colorism”
The latest shooting has intensified the debate over what tactics to use to protect against imminent danger: whether teachers should carry guns or hide with their students; whether schools should invest in fancy security devices like door jammers or put more resources into crisis teams that could identify and intervene with troubled students. And thanks … Continue reading Should teachers be armed with guns?
I won't waste time venting about the fact that we have the worst excuse for a President in office right now. What I do want to talk about is the troubling fact that both China and Russia have deployed nuclear-capable missiles to the frozen tundra that lies along Russia’s far-eastern border with China. And no one … Continue reading My Rant on Russia, China, North Korea and Trump- Be Aware!
While I'm not a big fan of the game of football, I must say that I'm quite proud of the athletes who chose to kneel and take a silent stand. This is what being a patriot is all about! It's a shame when I hear folks who claim to love this country and want to … Continue reading Proud of the Athletes
Is it just me, or are you feeling like the world is going crazy right about now!? I couldn't believe it when I read that the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez who murdered Philando Castile was acquitted of all charges. Smh. What kind of society allows this to happen? Then on Sunday morning in Seattle, police officers … Continue reading What is goin on America?!
When the issue of diversity has come up I've noticed that the concept has different meanings for people, depending on your ethnicity, your culture, your sexual orientation, your level of education, financial status, employment status, political affiliation, the community you live in, and how you've been raised among a myriad of other factors. Diversity: The quality or … Continue reading What is the true definition of being “Culturally Diverse”?
"The function of government is to represent the middle income and working people rather than just the wealthy and the powerful. [We have come to] worship greed." ~Representative Bernie Sanders Capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods; by investments that are determined by private decision; and … Continue reading Time for a new version of Capitalism
For those of you who identify as a person of color, are part of the working class and lower middle class who voted for Trump...let me just say Congratulations and allow me to extend a heart-felt WTF?! Do you not know that you have been Bamboozled? Led Astray? Run Amok? And for those of you … Continue reading All Hail President Chump– I mean Trump!
Activism has always been the driving force of change...
So... for some of us, the interview that Lil Wayne gave showcasing just how trifling, ignorant, shameful and offensive he can be may not have come as too much of a surprise. But still... I don't even have the words to truly express the disgust I felt as I watched him in that interview! As … Continue reading Stop supporting Ignorance! Lil Wayne needs to GO!!