I've always had an interest in politics, local and international, and I like to stay abreast of current events, and issues that affect me directly and indirectly. And of course I'd like to believe that my degree in Political Science has helped shaped the lens in which I view the political landscape, or if nothing else, gave … Continue reading What’s the TRUTH behind ISIS and do we need to be Afraid?
Over the past 10 years or so, we have all been hungry for films that feature a hero in them—from Spiderman, to Ironman, to Captain America, to the Guardians of the Galaxy, which according to the latest box office reports, is the #1 movie of the summer, grossing nearly $252 million. We especially love the … Continue reading The age of the Super Hero
I had a conversation recently with a co-worker who happens to love Beyonce and believes that she is such a great role model for young girls and women. Now, I don't begrudge the sista for her success, she's a good entertainer and is apparently a good businesswoman, or at least has competent, knowledgeable business folks … Continue reading My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.
Most of us working class folks are working for someone else. We're getting up everyday, leaving the comforts of home, saying goodbye to children, dealing with office politics, micromanagement, and all for the sake of getting a paycheck which is rarely reflective of our true worth.At the end of the day, you take a deep … Continue reading The downside to working for someone else
Have you ever had one of those days where you're just not feelin it? And by "it", I mean, the work you're doing, the b.s. with society, folks who don't seem to appreciate what they have, folks who seem to have an abundance and still don't want to help, incompetent folks, situations that are out … Continue reading Ever have one of those days?
Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, … Continue reading A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society
We have serious problems in the Bay Area. And when one attempts to peel away the layers upon layers of racism, classism, bigotry and gender bias, in order to get to the root of the problem, one must have an extremely thick skin to shield oneself from the mind-boggling ignorance of those who will resent … Continue reading Time 2 Wake Up Bay Area!
So, my mom and I are stuck in Seattle, at Sea-Tac (the airport), and I'm sitting at a table sipping my caramel macchiato, on my iPad, when I pause to glance around the vast marketplace. Looking at the sea of faces, I'm struck with the realization that I can count on one hand the number … Continue reading Sleepless in Seattle