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 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!”
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”
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?”
Habari Gani? Imani! Happy New Year! My faith means a lot to me, because there have been times when it was all that I had to hold on to. We may not all believe the same thing, but as a people, we are deeply rooted in our belief in something bigger than us. I believeContinue reading “Kwanzaa 2021-22: Day 7”
Habari Gani? Kuumba! What shall I leave to my children? Dignity. Excellence. Compassion. Political awareness. Respect for our ancestry, history, and culture. This is what I teach. This is what I want every generation after me to pass on to the next.
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”
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”
Habari Gani? Ujima! Besides unification, what is the biggest challenge of our community? Lack of leadership. Everyone wants to be a boss, but no one wants the responsibility of leading. What will it take to get the community to care enough about itself to act like a village again? It will take a leader. NotContinue reading “Kwanzaa 2021: Day 3”
Habari Gani? Kujichagulia! I am Woman. I am Eve, the Mother of All Living. I am Wisdom and Creativity. I am Author. Creator of Worlds I will prosper and thrive in the skin that I am in.