America Does NOT Care About Children!

Children are not safe here, and no one wants to acknowledge it, much less admit it. In the wake of another Labor Day, I send much love and recognition to workers and unions across the nation. I wish that that was all that was on my mind today. Last week, when Philadelphia’s children were supposedContinue reading “America Does NOT Care About Children!”

I am HERE for THESE!

I have been jumping out of my skin with excitement ever since I saw two movie trailers this week. They might actually get me to go back to the theatre, and for pretty much the same reason. First, The Woman King, starring Viola Davis. The subject matter deals with the women warriors of Dahomey. InContinue reading “I am HERE for THESE!”

Mo’Nique vs. DL Hughley: Pick a Side

I’m going to say my piece, and then I’m going to let it go. Fair warning: I may forget that I have an English degree and slip into my version of Ebonics. If you’ve been paying attention, these two comedians are beefing right now. That’s not really accurate. Mo’Nique fired a shot heard ’round theContinue reading “Mo’Nique vs. DL Hughley: Pick a Side”

How Do I Feel About Kevin Samuels’ Death?

Kevin Samuels died last week. In case you have no idea who that is, KS was a self-proclaimed dating/relationship expert who made a practice of demeaning Black women. I will not say what I thought he was, because I was taught not to speak ill of the dead. I will say that I have seenContinue reading “How Do I Feel About Kevin Samuels’ Death?”

Kwanzaa 2021: Day 5

Habari Gani? Nia! When were we great? We were great when we cared about each other’s success. When we had Aunties and Uncles who were not related by blood helped us to raise our children. We were great when we sought knowledge and excellence instead of fame and fortune by any means necessary. We wereContinue reading “Kwanzaa 2021: Day 5”

Kwanzaa 2021: Day 4

Habari Gani? Ujamaa! Can we stop with the beauty salons and the soul-food diners and the little tchotchke places where you can buy candy, socks, and water ice? Every billionaire in this country gets rich with our money. Everyone but US gets rich with our money. Why are we buying purses and shoes when ourContinue reading “Kwanzaa 2021: Day 4”