The Importance of Juneteenth- why it’s so vital that we know our history

As most of us know, when the Civil War came to a close in 1865, an extremely large number of folks remained enslaved, particularly in truly remote areas. The word of slavery’s ending traveled very slowly- too slowly- and for those who were largely isolated from the Union armies, life continued as if freedom did …

My thoughts on “Colorism”

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 …

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 …