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”
At some point or another, most of us have felt like we were stuck, stagnant, unable to move out of our current situation or circumstance. And this could happen at any age, although I don’t believe that you’re usually truly cognizant of this “feeling” until you’re out of your 20’s. I’m just saying. I loved … Continue reading Feeling Stuck?
The older I get, the more I appreciate how all of our experiences, both positive and negative, have helped shape and frame the individuals that we are to become. I say "are" because no matter how old we get, we are still evolving, whether you acknowledge it or not. I have called upon and embraced … Continue reading Having Peace of Mind
I've been thinking about the effects of technology and this social media phenomenon that has got too many of us caught up. The reality is that technology has been consuming the lives of most folks ever since the first computer and phone were created. Just think about how the development of mobile technology has played a … Continue reading Is Social Media destroying our Human Connection?
Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. All of us, at one point in time or another, have found ourselves in a state of transition. Some of these states of transition are by choice, others come from natural means, while others are unwillingly imposed upon us. I'm talking … Continue reading When Life is in Transition…
Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Positivity: having a good, affirmative, or constructive quality or attribute. Sometimes we all need a little encouragement, a few words of positivity and motivation to remind us that we indeed matter and are in fact worthy of love and compassion and even empathy at times. … Continue reading The Power of Words…
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?
Role model: A role model or mentor is a person who demonstrates a particular behavior, skill, or social role for another person to emulate. Role models might emerge because of character and conduct or because of particular skills and talents. Modelling ourselves on others is part of human nature, and we all subconsciously take in the … Continue reading Why we need more Quality Female Role Models
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
What does it mean to be "Woke"? This term has seen a resurgence recently and become, in my opinion, quite trendy. What the general public now knows as "Woke", was at one time referred to as "conscious," and it's existed in the collective Black community for a very long time. It seems to be one … Continue reading Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??