Category: Race

  • Why Hillary’s “Super Predator” Comment Matters

    It was only a matter of time before President Clinton’s 2008 gaffes during Hillary’s initial presidential bid would re-appear. And re-appear they did when former President Bill Clinton tried to defend Hillary’s “super-predator” comment. First, I am appalled at press and media outlets referring to it as the super-predator “myth.” She made the statement! Secondly, referring to black kids as… Continue reading "Why Hillary’s “Super Predator” Comment Matters"

  • Feminism & Black Women

    March is Women’s History Month. I have been reticent to call myself a feminist.  I am all for girl power and empowerment. I identify with cultural differential feminists. The problem is that I still wonder whether the feminist circle of sisterhood can incorporate the needs of women of color. The Women’s Rights movement in America has been tied to the… Continue reading "Feminism & Black Women"

  • Beyonce Superbowl Tribute

    A bit of background: It’s Black History Month and Beyoncé paid homage to the Black Panthers. During the 1960s, the Panthers provided food and other social services to black communities who were denied those services by government agencies. Enough about that on to Beyoncé.   For non-blacks, I’m about to let you in on some “family” secrets. As southern folk say, I’m about… Continue reading "Beyonce Superbowl Tribute"

  • Fear Factor Politics

    When will people stand up? The election circus has made us a laughing stock. How can we be a beacon of democracy and freedom when people trying to become President espouse principles of discrimination, bigotry, and hate? I pray that Einstein’s words hold true: God’s own country becomes stranger and stranger, but somehow they manage to return to normality. Everything… Continue reading "Fear Factor Politics"

  • Yale, Blackface & Erika Christakis

    Yale University’s pristine ivy is in a bunch. All is not well in the hallowed halls of this academic haven. Controversy struck when an email was sent to students regarding Halloween costumes reminding that “poor decisions can be made including wearing feathered headdresses, turbans, wearing ‘war paint’ or modifying skin tone or wearing blackface or redface. These same issues and… Continue reading "Yale, Blackface & Erika Christakis"

  • No Student Deserves Violence

    The amount of force used against the Spring Valley High School girl is unconscionable and unjustified. We need to stop victim blaming! Whatever happened to homeroom or Saturday detention. Blaming the girl is exactly why this cop got away with it before. Society blames the victim. No one deserves to be on the receiving end of such violence, especially a student… Continue reading "No Student Deserves Violence"

  • Happy Nappy

    I celebrate my one year anniversary as a HuffPost blogger with this post.

  • #SandraBland

    Rondaisms - Ronda Lee - Jeta B Photography

    I have been silent because my hope and faith in humanity is fading.‪#‎SandraBland‬ has broken me to silence. As a black woman, we endure so much. We’re expected to be the backbone of the family and strong black woman, yet even some of our men degrade us. We’re the first line of defense when one of our men or boys… Continue reading "#SandraBland"

  • Charleston Emanuel AME Church

    I  waited until I went home to let my tears flow. God, how is this possible in 2015? Prayers to the victims’ families and parishioners of this historic church. I am at a loss for words. Therefore, I will share Jon Stewart’s monologue.

  • Power of Forgiveness: Central Park Five

    The story of the Central Park Five is an example of the worst miscarriages of justice – innocent citizens convicted. Five teenagers were falsely accused, demonized, and convicted of rape and assault. They served time in prison until DNA evidence proved their innocence. In spite of scientific proof, some still claim they are guilty of “something.” Last weekend, three of… Continue reading "Power of Forgiveness: Central Park Five"