Struggle Love, Music, The Social Media and the Black Woman

One of my favorite songs is by the artist Richard “Dimples” Fields, a soul artist from back in the day and the song is called “She Got Papers on Me” and it features the wonderful Betty Wright. The song is about the “plight” of a married man stuck in an unsatisfactory relationship with his wifeContinue reading “Struggle Love, Music, The Social Media and the Black Woman”

Keepers of Blackness Powers Deactivate!

The social media can be both a curse and a blessing. It is a blessing because you have the opportunity to read the viewpoints of millions of people and interact with others. However, it is also a curse because very often, you are also exposed to the ignorant arrogance of people. Especially when it comesContinue reading “Keepers of Blackness Powers Deactivate!”

The Dark Side of Life in the 1950s

When looking back at past eras, the 1950s is looked upon by many as an idyllic time in American history. The nuclear family headed by a male breadwinner was the desired norm and televisions shows such as Father Knows Best and I Love Lucy were popular. However, there was a dark side to this lifestyle.Continue reading “The Dark Side of Life in the 1950s”

The Rise of the Smart Dumb Ninny

With the rise of the social media in which anyone with an opinion has a voice, there is a new creature on the rise: The Smart Dumb Ninny. The Smart Dumb Ninny is not gender, class or age specific but he or she is everywhere. Smart Dumb Ninnies use YouTube videos as a reference when havingContinue reading “The Rise of the Smart Dumb Ninny”

White Supremacy, Reality TV & The African-American Woman

Black women are some of the most versatile and multifaceted individuals on this planet and despite being stereotyped as the lowest of the low, they have managed to become the most educated group in America and are quickly rising in the entrepreneurship field. But sadly, none of that matters to the dominant culture who wishesContinue reading “White Supremacy, Reality TV & The African-American Woman”

The Rise of the Bum Ass Man

A relatively new phenomena in the Black community is black men who do not have jobs, income, or ambition but always seem to have girlfriends. These girlfriends pay for everything, allow these men to drive their cars, discipline their children, talk to them like they are shit, beat their asses, have threesomes with them, andContinue reading “The Rise of the Bum Ass Man”

My Dear White & Black Folks who believe that the Poor Blacks are the Scum of the Universe

While confined in my lower-middle class existence, I cannot help but think about the words I see daily on the Internet about Black people who receive unemployment compensation, food stamps and other government benefits, people whose lives have been touched by the mean specter of poverty. Although I have a decent job, paying a livingContinue reading “My Dear White & Black Folks who believe that the Poor Blacks are the Scum of the Universe”

Respectability Politics and Misogynoir in Education

Originally posted on Cold Brewed Coffee and Curricula:
My social media timelines have been on fire with the news of Patrice Brown, also know as “#TeacherBae”. Patrice Brown is a paraprofessional in Atlanta whose photos went viral and caused a debate on whether or not her attire is appropriate for her field. But, in actuality,…

The Winter Santiago Complex and Black Women

Black sisterhood is at an all-time low in 2016. Online and offline, I see black women tearing each other to pieces like rabid dogs over the most mundane and pettiest of shit. If you don’t measure up their lofty standards, there is a segment of black women that will shame your ass to hell. TheyContinue reading “The Winter Santiago Complex and Black Women”