Tag: social justice

Proud of the Athletes

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

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Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??

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

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Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

I’ve been contemplating this concept of superficiality versus authenticity for some time now, because it feels like lately I’ve found myself in situations that highlight just how many or how few folks that I interact with, fit into one of these categories:  superficial: existing or occurring at or on the surface; apparent rather than real; shallow; not

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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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All Hail President Chump– I mean Trump!

For those of you who identify as a person of color, are part of the working class and lower middle class who voted for Trump…let me just say Congratulations and allow me to extend a heart-felt WTF?!  Do you not know that you have been Bamboozled? Led Astray? Run Amok? And for those of you

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Politics 101: Educate yourself before you vote…

Politics– a subject that has the most significant impact on each and every one of us, yet is possibly the least understood at its core. Here are a few bullet points that in my humble opinion, sum up what Politics is all about: Republicans and Democrats both play to the rich 1% and to the

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Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor

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

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Time to invest in Community

Here we are, 2016 and in too many ways not enough has changed when we look at society and the state of our communities. When I turn on the news, I see headline after headline about death- someone got shot, whether it be by the police or civilian, assaulted, robbed, stabbed, civil rights being violated every

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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

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