Desensitized But Not Broken

I read an article in The Atlanta Black Star that discussed how the shootings of black men are psychologically affecting the black community. Clinical psychologist and Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville, Monnica Williams, stated within the article “that these graphic images, coupled with lived experiences of racism, can…

Book Review

Greetings All, I tend to go through vintage phases where I binge-watch a lot of classic Hollywood films and TV shows. So, I started doing that with books as well and I wanted to provide you all with a review on two pieces of literature that, to this day, still impact the lives of many….

Ms. Hill

Greetings Good People, Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’ll understand when you get older”? My parents used to say that to me all the time and I hated it, but now that I’m an adult, everything they told me back then just makes so much sense now. And the same can be said when…

Celebrities and Social Activism

Greetings Folks, I had a conversation with one of my mentors regarding the latest hot topic of the week, San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem/Pledge Allegiance to the American Flag, and I wanted to share my thoughts. For those who are unaware, Kaepernick is participating in a protest to…

RIP Gender?

“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it. I’m not saying that I get it. I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction. I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes. I just see scared people and comfortable people.” – Jaden Smith  Greetings…

Dear Social Media Trolls…

Greetings All, I initially told myself that I wasn’t going to do this: entertain an online community who’s sole mission is to promote ignorance. But after seeing the continued backlash that gymnast Gabby Douglas received at this year’s Olympics, the Nate Parker case that has added another flame to the gender war between men &…

Suicide Squad

Greetings Good People, I finally had a chance to check out one of the most talked about films of the summer, Suicide Squad, and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Before I share my thoughts, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Claud Anderson

“Unfortunately, that’s what black folk have been fed for 150 years is symbolic achievements, symbolic success; ‘well, you got a Black President, you got Martin Luther King Blvd, you got Rosa Parks Blvd.’ But you didn’t touch the structural issue. You did not go back and redistribute some of the resources back into the hands…

To Protect and Serve

“Because, ultimately, if you can rebuild trust between communities and the police departments that serve them, that helps us solve crime problems. That will make life easier for police officers. They will have more cooperation. They will be safer. They will be more likely to come home. So it would be good for crime-fighting and…

The Legend of Tarzan

Greetings Everyone, This weekend I had a chance to see Warner Bros’ The Legend of Tarzan and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Before I share my thoughts, check out the following trailer for this film if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by David Yates, The Legend of Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot…

The Black Savior Complex

Disclaimer: The savior complex isn’t relative to just the Black community, but the following message is. If my words offend you, I apologize in advance, but I have to get this off my chest. Savior Complex (also known as the Messiah or Christ complex) is a psychological construct which makes a person feel the need to…

Summer 16…The BET Awards!

Greetings Folks, Last night I did something that I haven’t done since 2005, and that was watch the BET Awards from the beginning to the end. The theme for this year’s award show was Prince and in honor of his legacy a number of artists performed some of his greatest hits. In recent years this award show hasn’t…