False equivalencies irk me. I try my best to ignore clickbait and purposely inflammatory social media posts, but every so often one gets to me enough that I have to pull out my soapbox. This is one of those times. You've been warned! It's hard to fit nuance into a Facebook status, but this one … Continue reading Bills, Bills, Bills
It's 2016 and election fever is in full swing. (I'm amped up to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary). Sadly, that means the Obama era is at an end. This was a once in a lifetime experience! Even if it doesn't take another 220 years to elect the second Black president, Barack Hussein Obama … Continue reading State of the Union
2014-15 was when Millenials collectively figured out that white people are still racist, the political system is rigged, and the justice system is crooked af. So what are we going to do about it? If you were to compile a list of victims of police violence, and only include those who got media coverage, you'd still come … Continue reading Trayvon, Eric, Mike, et al : Where do we go from here?
It pains me that raising the minimum wage is even a debate. In a capitalist society, you'd think that more money for everyone to spread around would be a good thing, but apparently not. Seems that a lot of folks are surprised, appalled, and even downright pissed that fast food workers dare ask for $15/hr. … Continue reading Dollars and Sense
There are a lot of valid reasons for black people to be angry: Police brutality. Disproportionate unemployment. The school to prison pipeline. That being said, I've seen a lot of outrage over trivial issues. Sure, human beings are both frivolous and profound. But there is so much anguish wasted on the WRONG DAMN THINGS! For … Continue reading Get mad when it counts
"Why don't women get along? Because we believe that being bad is better than being powerful." - Iyanla Vanzant Much of what we say to women about a woman we don't like boils down to "Who does she think she is?" And sometimes, it's legitimate. I'm the last one to tell you that we can … Continue reading Girls Run the World