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?
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”??
The one thing that continues to perplex, anger and sadden me, is the fact that we live in a time where Women spend more time bitching about the next Woman when we should be focusing on uplifting and empowering one another for any and every reason, no matter how small. It's a shame to admit that … Continue reading 4 Ways Women can better support one another..
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 … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America
So... for some of us, the interview that Lil Wayne gave showcasing just how trifling, ignorant, shameful and offensive he can be may not have come as too much of a surprise. But still... I don't even have the words to truly express the disgust I felt as I watched him in that interview! As … Continue reading Stop supporting Ignorance! Lil Wayne needs to GO!!
Oppression: The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. Oppression in essence is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. At times it's extreme and violent and other times it's subtle and if you have not experienced it or prefer to walk through life with blinders on, you may miss … Continue reading Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor
In this day and age, mental slavery is much more than just a term. It's a psychological warfare tool that the media utilizes (in the programming that we are exposed to on a 24/7 basis), to manipulate the minds of targeted populations. Think about the significant role the media plays in entertaining, informing, and even instilling … Continue reading How the media reinforces mental slavery
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
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!