The day that 45 got elected, my heart dropped into my stomach like a stone, because I knew that the Black community was about to get zapped back to the 1960's, when leaders like Dr. King rallied us together as a people to change how the nation saw us. I knew that we were going … Continue reading MLK Day 2019
This might be a long one. I didn't want to watch it. I'd hoped that I would not have to. The fact that there is so much debate within the community over who is at fault for the mess that is R. Kelly prompted me to put my official opinion out there, for whatever that's … Continue reading Surviving R. Kelly: Negro, Please!
Happy New Year! Happy 2019! Happy Last Day of Kwanzaa! After six days of reflection, the final principle: After all that I've slogged through this week, all that I've rediscovered about myself, all the feelings that were shared (and those too intense to share), I can express my reborn faith in people: I believe that … Continue reading First Kwanzaa – Day 7
What am I doing New Year's Eve? Well, thanks to my church live-streaming Watch Night Service, Jenise and I are comfortably staying in tonight. Her mother has her too gun-shy to go out, and I think that we should bring in the New Year together, so I end up doing whatever Jenise wants to do. … Continue reading First Kwanzaa – Day 6
Yesterday's post was a rush job. I gave myself an hour before midnight to complete it and send it. I did it on purpose, because the subject matter was a source of great bitterness for me. I hate that my business ventures failed because my own people wouldn't support me. I didn't realize how much … Continue reading First Kwanzaa – Day 5