Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Staying Sane During the “Black Lives Matter” Movement.

July 17, 2020 by  
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Repetition for retention is a great tool to help people remember important events and matters.  Political movements like “Black Lives Matter” are not going away anytime soon.  Do not let the search for justice make you go crazy.  You are no help to anyone if you are physically sick or mentally checked out. Know that it is ok to have your stance and to have your peace of mind. Oh…and the 66 books of the bible.

Malcolm X Started Me on the Quest for Humanity.

It’s not simply color, or lack thereof, that white people see…the problem is they don’t acknowledge what they see is a human being. This may seem off to some because we tend to be able to accept that in this world bad people do bad things to people. However, even in those situations the humanity as in physical state of being is usually never the issue. For black people in America it I’ve come to believe it is the primary issue; it is at the root of the war we are fighting. I have Malcolm X to thank for putting me, through his work, on the road to that understanding.

Stop Giving Stupidity Ammunition.

At the same time, we have to stop thinking that “sharing is caring”.  I know many childhood shows encouraged us to do this so we could think of more than ourselves, but sometimes we take it too far. We all know one person that would take Trump’s statement to heart. We all know someone who turn it into a joke. We all know a person whose hate for government is more than their love for society. Since we know people like this, we know that this information in their hands is not productive.  Common sense should tell you that some things do not need to be repeated.  It is giving stupidity a chance to run amuck more than it already is. 

Yes, Biden Has My Vote.

May 26, 2020 by  
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However, I know I will contribute my vote to the cause of ending this current administration. Think about it, the leader of this nation has yet to truly talk to the nation about what we are facing. He hasn’t offered comforting words. Some of us would rather listen to just about any other person except the sitting president. There was not enough compassion in this man to address the fear of his people. He is devoid of leadership…I’ll take my chances into Biden.

Don’t Blame the Millennials.

April 15, 2020 by  
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My fellow millennials, Utsha Khatri and Anish Agarwal, say it best:  “This is going to be a long, hard fight, but we, more than any other generation, have the potential to shift the tide and make lifesaving differences. And maybe the term millennials will mean so much more when we get through this.”

White Women and Elizabeth Warren.

March 19, 2020 by  
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Maybe it’s time to serious move away from that term and chose one of our own be it Womanism or something else. White women are not loyal to each other, and they most certainly aren’t loyal to women of color. Given the state of this country one would hope that white women have learned their lesson. But then again we know better, and Elizabeth Warren just has to wait to find out what will happen next, but it’s obvious her plan to be president for now is over.

A War America’s Never Seen.

February 7, 2020 by  
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This is not a call to live in fear. It’s a call to learn more about this situation without cracking a joke. Don’t just blow it off as we’ve been at war in the Middle East for what feels like forever. Take the time to learn about our foreign affairs. You are a citizen and citizenship has responsibilities…being informed should be among them. Know that our soldiers will be put in harm’s way…they are someone’s children, spouse, parent, sibling, and friend…don’t take the threat to their life as a joke. There is a war American has never seen…and I pray she never does.

I Will Teach My Kids About Dr. King.

January 31, 2020 by  
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I need my children to know standing up for what you believe in can be dangerous, but not having any dignity is worse. I need them to acknowledge the fight in Dr King, and the principle. School could have talked more about principle and could have used his commemoration to discuss taking a stance for what’s right. However, in a school with a majority of white students and faculty that might be uncomfortable because this discussion means acknowledging black people have been, and are, harmed by white people in this country. I never want my children to be delusional about words like unity and equality. It was spoken on as if these are things that have been accomplished in this country, and we know better. I will own my children education about blackness, and black leadership for their sake…and mine.

This Administration Can’t Use Dr. King.

January 21, 2020 by  
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They wouldn’t understand what it means to commemorate the life of someone who was selfless to the cause of seeing justice in this country. This administration has not heart…and the soul of it is foul. America has to open its eyes completely to what we’ve always been…because it has given birth to where we are right now. Maybe that is something we should contemplate as we think on the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Use the Front Door.

January 10, 2020 by  
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Yes, black people should call the police if they see too much suspicious behavior in the streets and stay inside. Well, the one neighbor that answered the door was assaulted and robbed. The situation was so upsetting as I knew the neighbor very well and they were severely hurt. This began my stance of use the front door. If I can’t see, I’m not opening my door. I realized nowhere is so safe that I can let my guard down. Given the season, and just in general, have folks come to your front door. Please do all that you can to stay vigilant and safe. The world needs your light.

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