When I saw postings on social media of Black people getting dressed up in kente cloth and Africentric dress on their way to the theatre, I knew that I needed to somehow see this movie with Black people. Mi gente. Continue reading Why It Was Important For Me to See #BlackPanther with Black People
I support this initiative wholeheartedly, and I’ve decided to post this video on my blog to lend whatever support I can and spread the word: What the NFL is doing to Colin Kaepernick is cowardly and simply unfair. First, I am proud of the Adventist church (particularly the pastors in Huntsville, AB) for spearheading this … Continue reading Stand with Colin Kaepernick and #Black0ut the NFL
My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.
This Friday finds me so very tired.
I am just plain tired.
I am tired
I am tired.
I am so damn tired.
I am so very, very tired. Continue reading I’m Tired
As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to an imminent close, many people are reflecting on what this presidency meant to them. Young Jeezy said his president is Black. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote that his president was Black. We may never again be able to say that we have a Black president. I was looking at photos of … Continue reading Why Barack and Michelle Obama are #relationshipgoals
Required reading. There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016
Another day. Another dollar. Another Black man shot. Another gay person shot. Another police officer shot. Nothing new under the sun. Life goes on right?
No. Life can’t just “go on.” We need to address this.
As Adventists, we are really good about talking about end time events and preaching present truth.
But I find that when it comes to present day events and present day realities, we are silent, we are complicit, we are ignorant, we are apathetic, we are ambivalent.