Tag: cultural issues

What is goin on America?!

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

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Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America

Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a  43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished

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To Spank or not to Spank

Since I can remember, spanking has been a part of my family’s culture- and by that I mean on both sides of my family (mom and dad), if you acted up, showed your azz (figuratively not literally) and basically just lost your mind for any length of time, then you knew you were about to get a

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America can’t Handle the “Truth”

Remember that scene in A Few Good Men, where Tom Cruise has Jack Nicholson on the stand and he’s demanding the truth, and Jack yells, “You can’t handle the truth!” That is what is going on in society right now.  And the sad Truth is the majority of folks cannot handle the truth about what

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Do you know where you’re from??

The funniest things come out of the mouths of kids sometimes. And by “funny” I don’t necessarily mean “haha” but more on the “that’s interesting” side. The side that usually has me saying, alrighty then. So, one of my jobs is teaching dance at the YMCA in Berkeley, and the kids I teach are primarily

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Watch out now! White Christian Males are under Attack!!

So, it should be of no surprise to anyone that Bill O’Reilly is about as ignorant as they come. And normally I try to ignore him and his absurd theories and perspectives, because why give that idiot and his ramblings any of my mental energy? But I felt compelled to comment on something that I

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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

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Hashtag #NappyHair- the new “Trend” for white women on Instagram

I swear I don’t make these things up. Apparently it’s a new trend on Instagram for white women to use the hashtag #NappyHair to describe their bad hair days… Please, don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourself. It’s very interesting to say the least. Disturbing and irksome to be completely honest.

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