First, I want to say thank you! Thank you to those who are still following. I truly appreciate you sticking around through the years of quiet. Thank you to those who are new as well. If you know my story, you understand it has been a rough few years figuring out how to navigate life … Continue reading Update!
I have mixed emotions about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday. For one, it took us long enough, and two, the timing seems more of a ploy to shut us up about the issues of racism constantly being overlooked and whitewashed in our country. Whenever my community gets loud about racism, we are met with backlash … Continue reading juneteenth
I hone in on black girls because there is an alarmingly higher rate of sexual abuse of black women. According to the Bureau of Justice, 60% of black girls are sexually abused. In addition, there is a code of silence in the black community that continues to haunt us today. We don't like to talk about abuse. We rather sweep it under the rug and pretend it did not happen.
I remember sitting in American History class. My high school was predominantly white with maybe 30% or less minority population. I sat next to the only other black person in the classroom. We flipped through the history book and found the section of African American history. I am not exaggerating, out of a 400-page book, … Continue reading Why Black Panther is Important
We are living in time that it is difficult to be proud to be an American. I am disappointed with the path we are going. However, in the words of Dr. King "we must accept finite disappointment, but never loose infinite hope." There will be better days. I will continue to fight and speak out … Continue reading Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day