My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

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 …

The downside to working for someone else

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 …

A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society

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, …

Sleepless in Seattle

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 …