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Lebron James’ Home Vandalized, “Selling Out” Never Pays Off

Lebron James’ Home Vandalized, “Selling Out” Never Pays Off

Lebron James should have spoken out for Tamir Rice.

I admit that I have some bitter resentment towards Lebron James. For some of you who happen to be living under a rock and don’t know who James is…he’s an NBA basketball darling. He’s often compared to Michael Jordan. James is this massive big, black guy who most people would be terrified to see running towards them with a basketball.

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My “New” Normal A Story About the Power of Evolution and Self-Discovery

My “New” Normal A Story About the Power of Evolution and Self-Discovery

My life is a “new” kind of normal where I can now discuss Black social issues and not be nearly as angry. Disappointed? Yes. But, angry? A little bit but not nearly as much as I used to be.
My anger a lot of times is really my pain. I still feel that pain from time to time when I turn off my autopilot mode and think and I mean really think of the mess we are in as a race, as a Nation, as the...


The Authenticity of A Person: A Tribute to My Courageous Ancestors

The Authenticity of A Person: A Tribute to My Courageous Ancestors

You know what I miss? People who were real. People who said what they meant and meant what they said. People who had feelings and felt things.


The World is So Much Bigger than You

The World is So Much Bigger than You

I grew up as a “military brat”. Both of my parents were in the U.S. Army causing my sister, brother and I to travel quite a bit during our childhoods.
However, my parents “settled down” in Northern Virginia after being stationed at Vint Hill Farms Station. I ended up mostly growing up in Manassas, VA.
My childhood was fun but I now know that my life was fun for several reasons. First of all,...


In a World Obsessed with Whiteness, All I See is Black

In a World Obsessed with Whiteness, All I See is Black

“Wake up, girl! Stop dreaming! You’re still Black!”

Who ever told you that it wasn’t “good” to be Black? They lied to you! Blackness in America is a falsified construct created by cowardice individuals focused on one thing: self-preservation.

I listened to this YouTube video yesterday and Steven Brown was discussing “colorism”. He paraphrased an angry light-skinned woman who yelled into the camera during her rant,

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