Archive | July 2012

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Why Black Folks Stay in the Red

I feel like I need to put out a disclaimer before I start: I am a Black woman. I love my community. I am Pro-Black and a Womanist. That does not mean that I am anti-White, nor am I anti-male. It means that I recognize that as a community we must FIRST love ourselves and […]

Ramblings about Chicken, Money, and Hate

So we all know that Chic-Fil-A hates gays.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve known for quite some time. And is it really any surprise? They’re closed on Sundays (even though the Sabbath is a Saturday, but that’s another story), of course they’re a “Christian”-based company. But now they’ve come right on out and said […]

Some thoughts on Unconventional Motherhood

I am currently a non-custodial parent of my 13-year old daughter. When she, her father and I sat down to discuss my move to another state for a job, we allowed her to decide with which parent she wanted to live. She decided to stay with her father. She has always been a Daddy’s girl, […]

Because it’s my job to make you all better writers

Maybe one day I’ll write a book. A memoir, one of those “change yourself and change the world” type books in the spirit of Don Miguel Ruiz or Neale Donald Walsch, or maybe even some Octavia Butler-worshiping speculative fiction. I’ve had people tell me that I should write more, but honestly, I prefer being behind the […]

I wanna know what love iiiiiis!

I don’t really talk about love (in the romantic sense) here, because, well, I don’t trust my heart. I haven’t since my breakup, another thing that I don’t talk about because,well, that’s what Christine and her fabulous Single on Saturday posts are for – love, relationships and all that fancy jazz. But I was in […]

I think White people should read these too

I think White people should read these too

I have to say, I was surprised to see some of the books on this list. Like Assata. She is my heroine, reading her book changed my life. Hell, it changed the direction of my major. I definitely think it’s essential reading for ALL people, because it sheds light on the very one-sided story of […]