If you’re a parent, than many of you have experienced or will experience projects. I haven’t reached that stage with Khai yet, but I am on the other end of the project, the giving end. I have my students a project for Black History Month on January 28, and it was due Feb. 25. So… Continue reading Parental and Administrative Accountability
I, like most other black millennials, was brought up in the church. I was told we had to go to church every Sunday for worship, and every Wednesday for bible study. I was told I had to be in the choir until I was 18 (church rule). I was told that I had to be… Continue reading God and Religion
I already know I’m going to catch heat behind this, but I don’t care. I’m only speaking from personal experience so clearly I don’t men all black men. I’m going to preface this article by giving a little back story. This guy I went to school with has been after me for years, roughly 17… Continue reading Why do Black Men feel so entitled?
The recent ad by Macy’s really struck a nerve. I already know how “other” people see us (Black people) and I don’t too much care, but to blatantly through it in our face, well that was unsettling. On television, you see black people in interracial relationships, same sex, or single mother. Rarely do you see… Continue reading Stigmas Surrounding Black Families
Here we go again with another company who shows racial inequality in an ad and then apologizes for it. As Black and Brown people, we need to stop allowing this bullshit, because that’s what it is. Here’s my thoughts on this ad and all ads showcasing racial inequality: I guess the figure if they portray… Continue reading Macy’s “Missed the Mark” too
I was listening to Mahogany Momology podcast and something they mentioned really stuck in my head. One of them said the reason that they don’t let their child run around or pick up stuff or stop paying attention is because Dallas is the 3 largest city for human trafficking (Houston is actually number 3). They… Continue reading Top U. S. Cities for Human Trafficking
I was watching Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter Willow, and her other Adrienne. They were discussing how Black Women should be the bigger people and bridge the gap between us and White Women. I had a huge problem with that. Why should it be up to use to bridge this gap that… Continue reading Black Women vs….well…Black Women
Growing up, I’ve always had long hair and it stayed relaxed and straightened. Every six weeks I would be in someone’s salon, in someone’s chair, at someone’s sink, and under someone’s dryer. I hated it. It was all to meet this standard of society that my hair needed to be straight. From such a young… Continue reading Nappily Ever After: Black Hair and the Struggle to Fit into a Society That Doesn’t Respect Our Beauty