Since the Day I Was Born ….

For me, the hardest part of watching the movie Selma was the first five minutes. It is the scene when the young girls, doing what young girls do in church, were blown up. I have thought of this scene multiple times prior to seeing the movie and just the thought of this scene was chilling, but Ava DuVernay captured it even more poignantly in the … Continue reading Since the Day I Was Born ….

What’s With the Middle Class? (The Monday Fits)

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein It’s time to be a little direct. There is something wrong with the middle class. Politicians, theorists, and writers tell us time and time again, that the middle class is the social class that matters most. “Depending on the class model used, the middle class … Continue reading What’s With the Middle Class? (The Monday Fits)

The Monday Fits: First World Faux Pas All Around

  As the year closes, there a number of different topics that I find bubbling up in my mind. But what I find that happens all too often, are the issues that are most important, where the passion overflows are closer to “first-world problems” than pressing matters. You know the problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders roll their eyes. These really … Continue reading The Monday Fits: First World Faux Pas All Around

The Reciprocation of Respect or Lack of (The Monday Fits)

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky There are areas in our life that giving and getting respect … Continue reading The Reciprocation of Respect or Lack of (The Monday Fits)

Listen Up Young Black People, Social Media Is Not the ONLY Answer!

There’s a saying “there’s nothing new under the sun”, yet, in terms of justice, we think the game has changed, or better yet, we believe the lies: You can make a difference on Facebook, IG, Twitter, or from any social outlet. The Black American story is rich in oppression, conflict, and overcoming all obstacles, but lately it feels as if our generation is quickly believing … Continue reading Listen Up Young Black People, Social Media Is Not the ONLY Answer!