I'm trying not to make too much noise, so that your slave master doesn't catch me talking to you about this escape plan that I'm attempting. You see, as I look at the various things taking place in America, I can't help but to get gravely concerned.
What things, you might ask?
I'm talking about the current plight, condition and mindset of Black people in this country, whereas it seems we have managed to catapult ourselves back in time, to a place that I could have sworn we had left behind. I mean, it's as if Black people have allowed themselves to get voluntarily captured and become collective “modern-day slaves” all over again; trading in our former physical shackles for some new and improved, mental ones.
I have just about had it with people dogging out 19-year old Rachel Jeantel, who was called to testify on behalf of her friend, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down by neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman.
What troubles me the most, is that a lot of this ridicule and over-the-top criticism has come from other Black folks.
Yeah, I know she had an attitude. Yeah, I know she couldn’t read cursive handwriting. Yeah, I know she lied about some things because she felt guilty and nervous. Yeah, I know she hasn’t mastered the King’s English. But the one thing that I do know about this young lady is that she showed up to testify and never wavered from telling the truth about what she heard on the other end of that telephone line.
I am certain that you have heard by now, about Paula Deen, the 66-year-old Savannah kitchen celebrity, who has been swamped in controversy since court documents filed last week showed that Deen told an attorney who was questioning her under oath last month that she had conveniently used the N-word.
Why is there always a discussion behind Father's Day and who should and shouldn't be celebrated? If the day is a day to celebrate fathers, why would a woman want to be celebrated for being a quasi-man?
I love good movies and TV shows. But you know what’s even better to me than just watching a good movie or TV show? It’s watching a good movie or TV show that not only has great acting, but one that has a great plot. I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers and dramas.
You know it trips me out when people feel as if they have the right to dictate how you spend your money, along with who and what you spend it on.
Whether it is the person who decides to stand in line to buy the latest pair of Jordan tennis shoes for $185 or the person who decides to buy a new Bugatti (insert song here), you will always find someone who has something to say about how that person decided to spend their money.
Maybe you haven’t, but I have been constantly observing and paying attention to the matters surrounding George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin in February 2012. If you don’t remember the details of the story, let me share a few with you.
I am still at a loss for words after seeing the devastation that hit Moore, Oklahoma on this past Monday afternoon, when a monster tornado tore through the town killing at least 24 people which included 9 children.
After looking at some of the interesting choices of attire that I have seen many National Basketball Association (NBA) athletes sporting since the implementation of the mandatory dress code, I can’t help but wonder if the decision to implement such a dress code policy was race and culture driven after all.