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
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 … Continue reading What is goin on America?!
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 … Continue reading Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness
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
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
I’ve been thinking about life and how we all prefer to know precisely what to expect out of situations we find ourselves in, when we're going to succeed at whatever goal we're pursuing, or if we happen to be going through a tough time, when the tough time is going to end. But guess what? Life oftentimes has … Continue reading Understanding life’s lessons…
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 … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”
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