In a narrow win, Doug Jones has won the Senate race in Alabama. And by narrow, I mean less than 50,000 votes. So, before any of us break our arm off to pat ourselves on the back, remind yourself that this was a race between a man that prosecuted the KKK for the murder of 4 Black girls in a bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church and a man that is accused of being a pedophile. And it was still a narrow win. Let that sink in. We are that far gone in America that people considered alleged pedophile Roy Moore a viable candidate for Senate. Continue reading “Black Women Do Not Exist To Save You”
All you had to do was throw the ball, boy. We concealed this auction block well, didn’t we, boy? You didn’t know you were on sale, boy? Didn’t we tell you to just run, boy? Entertain us, boy. Win championships for us, boy. Stay in your place, boy. Don’t you dare get these other
slaves, Black men riled up, boy. Didn’t we pay you enough, boy? Why can’t you just be satisfied, boy? Stand up and salute this flag, boy. Honor your allegiance to the system, boy. Didn’t we give you enough money to entice you, boy? How dare you reject your master, boy. Didn’t you like your name in lights, boy? Didn’t we stroke your ego, boy? All you needed to do was play the game, boy. Keep dancing for us on Monday Night, boy. Make us rich, boy. We don’t care if you get hurt, boy. Our job is to break bucks like you, boy. Didn’t you know boys like you come a dime a dozen, boy? We can replace you with no thought, boy. Make sure our new boy is a controlled boy. Thought you knew we don’t trust Negroes to be the quarterback anyways, boy. We did you a favor, boy. How dare you turn your back on us, boy. If you are kneeling, it will be before us, boy. Ain’t this game your God, boy? Don’t you see how everyone else bows down before us, boy? Don’t you know what we do to Negroes like you, boy? Back in the day, we let Negroes like you sway from the trees, boy. Make an example outta you, so other Negroes will stay in their place, boy. Don’t you smell that strange fruit in the air, boy? All you had to do was just shut up, boy. We don’t have to kill you, boy. All we have to do is silence you, boy.
In today’s episode of, Black People Ya’ll Know Better, Hyatt Hotels Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion executive Tyronne
Jenkins Stoudemire took it upon himself to do a diversity training exercise straight from the Pepsi Diversity Playbook of, “Dude, What In The Hell Were You Thinking?” (Who is the President of Global Diversity and Inclusion? The former PR guy that worked for Papa John’s?”)
Anyone that personally knows me or follows my blog knows that I believe injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. At the outset of this blog let me fully state that I support any and ALL young people that are fighting for justice. Having said that, I would not be me if I did not speak about my feelings having watched the recent protests and responses to the protests in regards to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. This blog may make you mad. Do NOT send me ANY messages about not supporting young people. Anyone that KNOWS me knows that is a lie. However, the truth is the truth. Continue reading “America Has Selective Tragedy Support Syndrome”
This Thursday marked the premiere of Black Panther, a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by him and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.* (*Wikipedia) The film covers the rise of T’Challa, the Black Panther and the challenges and conflicts he faces as the new King of Wakanda.
Throughout history, White men have committed some of the worst, heinous, atrocious crimes against humanity. From the horrors of slavery, countless wars, the Holocaust, lynchings, and Jim Crow (just to name a few), White men have been at the helm. White men have invaded and devastated entire continents. White men have done anything, and everything to gain power then abused their power by lying, stealing, raping, killing, and almost destroying entire races of people with no regard for anyone but themselves. The history is real, and the numbers do not lie. Yet White men have worked tirelessly to make it appear as if everyone else is a monster all while their hands are caked with the blood of innocent men, women, and children.
Once again America sits in silence, stunned by another school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At the time of this blog, 17 people have been pronounced dead.
That is at least 17 families that sent their child/children or mate to school today on February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, a day that is supposed to be a day of love, and their child/children or mate is not coming home.
Ironically, today I was at work, and my daughter called me as she was heading into her job and said, “I don’t know how long I am going to be here.”
“Why?” I asked.
She said, “A man is in the parking lot shooting, breaking car windows and went to the pharmacy and held a gun to them.”
My heart dropped. I screamed, “Leave the store!” Continue reading “Another School Shooting…”
In another episode of “Black women tried to tell us,” the media is “outraged” about Donald Trump’s and John Kelly’s handling of Rob Porter and the abuse allegations levied by two of his ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby.
Really? Are you really that outraged? If only there were signs of Trump’s and Kelly’s character before we got to this point. Continue reading “It Is Time For White Women to Stop Being Complicit in Trump’s and Kelly’s Behavior”
I hate networking. Continue reading “I Hate Networking.”