Category: Thoughts, Musings and Reflections

In Another Episode of Black People, Ya’ll Know Better

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?”)

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America Has Selective Tragedy Support Syndrome

***DISCLAIMER***

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”

Another School Shooting…

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…”

Dear White People: For Black History Month Be Better Than Sarah Sanders

Typically, when I get an idea for a blog, I jot the idea down and know that I will work on it eventually. Usually, I am waiting for a sign to start writing or somehow, I intuitively know all the information I will need to make my point is not in just yet. Last week a picture of a journal entry written by a student named King started making its way around the internet, and I loved everything about it. While many rushed to write about the note, I waited because I wanted to add more to the conversation when it comes to teaching about Black History during Black History Month.

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What Happens After The Pins, Pink PussyCat Hats, and White Roses?

Recently an article was published on PageSix entitled, These Men Forgot to Wear Their Times Up Lapel Pin to the SAG’s  as if they were finished with their support for the recent shaking up of Hollywood that demands women equality.

Is this really an issue? Because some male actors did not wear a Time’s Up pin that means they do not or have stopped supporting women in our quest for equality?

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Dear White People, Before You Post Dr. King Quotes To Make Yourself Feel Good…

Monday, January 15, 2018, marks the birthdate and a day that many in the nation will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the dedication and sacrifices he made as a civil rights activist. I will not use this blog to detail the important and honorable aspects of Dr. King’s life as countless details are readily available in books, online articles, magazines, videos, documentaries, and museums. I recall as a young girl being taught about Martin Luther King Jr. marching, preaching, and pushing a nation towards freedom. Dr. King is often cast as docile, peaceful and in contrast to a what some considered a more radical activist during his time, Malcolm X. Continue reading “Dear White People, Before You Post Dr. King Quotes To Make Yourself Feel Good…”