Kalief Browder

 A couple of years ago, I hosted a podcast discussing the prison system in America, and the mistreatment that the prisoners receive there. During the podcast, I began to discuss Kalief Browder. Kalief Browder was a 16 year old black male from the Bronx, who was arrested by the NYPD on his way home for allegedly stealing a bookbag. Kalief proclaimed his innocence, but was still sent to prison. He was taken to Rikers Island, which is an adult facility. If you have ever watched a single episode of Law and Order, you know Rikers is not where you want to be. Continue reading “Kalief Browder”

Farewell

U.S. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama
Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama

I watched President Obama address the crisis in Syria on December 16th, 2016. The press kept asking him if he was planning to help President-Elect Trump with such matters as Syria before leaving office. They also asked numerous questions about Trump and also, if President Obama believed that the outcome of the election were due to the Russians hacking the system (This matter is being investigated by the CIA currently). Continue reading “Farewell”

The Future President

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I was awakened this morning by a text message from my friend saying she was questioning so much about the world at the moment. I knew then that Donald Trump won the Presidency. To be honest, I’m not really sure how I feel, besides disgusted. While the numbers were being reported last night I tried my very best not to watch it. Yet, when my 10 year old niece called me and said “Ti Ti it’s really bad!” I indeed became nervous. Not to mention my Daddy was so distraught he just decided to sleep rather than watch the numbers. Continue reading “The Future President”

Who’s going to help us?

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After hearing about Alton Sterling, of North Baton Rouge, being murdered by the police I immediately felt dizzy. When I was able to view the gruesome shooting my chest began to feel tight and I could feel the chunks of vomit building up in my throat. All of these thoughts and images of the different men and women that have been killed by the police started to play in my mind like a movie. Then I started to think about how I would be harassed via social media if I decided to speak out against police brutality. Continue reading “Who’s going to help us?”

Shoot first ask questions later: Tamir Rice.

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To Samaria- I hope that the support that you receive from your family, friends, and supporters bring you comfort. I know the pain you are enduring cannot be erased. I just hope that there is something that brings you peace.. Continue reading “Shoot first ask questions later: Tamir Rice.”

Questions….

Multi-Color-Question-MarksWhat if you were always told you were beautiful?! Would you then be able to look in the mirror and embrace your melanin? What if you were taught that your hair was perfect and, that you were brilliant for the creative styles that you apply to your hair? What if Black bodies were never sold on auction blocks? Would everyone then value our lives? What if Europeans never invaded Africa? Would we then appreciate all of its natural resources and cherish the land where our existence (LIFE) began? Continue reading “Questions….”

It’s not ok for Rachel Dolezal to play Black!

imageMany people are saying that no one should be upset or mad that Rachel Dolezal is claiming to be Black. The supported reasons that I’ve seen posted are: “Black people wear weaves!” “Some black people do skin lighting treatments… or wear light makeup to alter their appearance.” (Black skin and make-up selection history is a whole new discussion). Continue reading “It’s not ok for Rachel Dolezal to play Black!”