Currently, I’m trying to overcome a feeling of collective shame brought on by less-than-positive news concerning black celebrities. I have no doubt there are brothas and sistas who feel similar whenever something like this happens, because it’s a common thing among marginalized groups. Lately, it seems extreme as a few notable figures have fallen from […]Read More Overcoming Collective Black Shame
Welp, in backtracking to the post about the horrendous nightclub shooting in Ohio a couple of weeks ago, it seems that the fears of a lot of black folks in the area who weren’t there and across the nation who got wind of the tragic incident were solid. Most likely, the shooting that injured over […]Read More God, why did he have to be black?
It’s safe to say that few centuries of violent white supremacy inflicted on black people have created a black inferiority complex (internalized racism). That campaign continues as black pathology has become a ‘thing’. Certain human problems have been morphed into black problems exclusively. Even the most ‘woke’ among us will blurt or rant at least […]Read More List of Things Black Folks Need To Stop Believing About Themselves NOW!
It’s no secret that many people declare 2016 as one of the hardest years to get through. Sure, there were some positive moments, but it seemed outweighed by the not-so-positive moments. But like every year in our lives, it teaches us many things. So, here’s a rundown on a few things I’ve learned this ‘interesting’ […]Read More What I’ve Learned in 2016
My alter ego was in a Facebook group dedicated to the black man’s love for black women. Then, someone posted a meme that says that no one has put down their women more than black men. Naturally, it started a comment thread that I bet is still active with most brothas refuting the meme. Some […]Read More A Meme Says That Black Males Are the Worst When It Comes To Their Women. Is It Right?
If blue lives truly mattered, the police seem to be doing a poor job setting that example among themselves. It’s been said millions of times that there are good, descent cops out there. It’s usually used by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement to explain that they’re not anti-police. Yet, it still falls on […]Read More When Cops Attack Cops: Off-Duty Cop Attacked By Police
By Lavern Merriweather: There has been tremendous attention, as well as controversy, surrounding “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams after his stirring speech at this year’s BET awards. Jesse, who was the winner of the Humanitarian prize, spoke some serious truth to power as he accepted the award. Unlike certain black famous folks such as Charles […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Jesse Williams: The Anti-Coon