Random Thoughts from a Black Woman’s Perspective

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about my personal experience and journey growing up as a young Black Girl, and maturing and evolving into a “seasoned” Black Woman. I’ve had the pleasure and, thanks to the Universe, sometimes chance opportunities to meet, work with and for, and just generally be surrounded by such a …

It’s time for “Real Talk”

Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are  all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when …

Can we change racial inequity in this country?

'Do I believe we can change racial inequity?' This question was posed during a Race Power, Privilege Workshop: Tools and Strategies for Advancing Racial Equity training I attended last week. Everyone who attended worked in an organization or city/county department that provides services to the community in some form or fashion. Now, I personally don't believe …

This is how America treats our Black Revolutionary Leaders; We cannot forget about Mumia Abu-Jamal!!

At one time, the "Free Mumia" campaign had momentum and there were many folks who believed in his innocence and worked tirelessly to get the message out to the masses about the injustice that had been done to him. But here we are, in 2015 and I wonder how many people have forgotten about Mumia …

Why are black women still considered less physically attractive than other women??

I watched part of an episode of a tv show called "Being Mary Jane" the other day and in this episode she convened a panel of guests (she hosts a talk show) to discuss an article that is actually a real life article written by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa and was published by Psychology Today back …