This Is Us, But Mainly Randall

When I say I *LOVE* Randall I am reminded of the power and limits of language because I am not fully conveying how moved I am by this character. I read once that people who cry on movies and TV shows tend to be sensitive people, in general. I read it and totally agreed, because […]

Thanks, Tom

Cognitive dissonance… it’s that uncomfortable state we experience when something we’ve been trained to believe in gets proven wrong, but we still can’t let go.  Like when you first discovered the truth about Santa or the tooth fairy. Or the first time you admit that college isn’t necessarily the best choice for post high school. […]

Dear White Jesus…

Last night, we watched President Barack Obama give his heart-wrenching farewell address in Chicago. Along with many of my Facebook friends, I found myself reminiscing on my college days. The first time I voted for president, I voted for a Black man. Even then I was aware of how big of a deal that was. […]

Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster

I saw that on Facebook. Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster My favorite reference site, Wikipedia, says that “Gentrification is a trend in urban neighborhoods, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small businesses.” Simply stated: gentrification is when they, the powers that be, have ruined cities that used to be […]

Intersectionality 

My Black Facebook friends are raging My White Facebook friends are silent I’m constantly torn between feeling like a sell out  Or possibly appearing violent.  Being a young college-educated Christian Black girl  Has to be one of the most complex identities in the world   

A 3% Majority

I went to a high school basketball semi-finals game the other day, right? A team from Detroit was playing against a team from a small rural town in Michigan. All of the starters from both teams were Black. I didn’t notice it though until the team from the rural town scored and their student supporters […]