UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK: WHAT DOES THE WORD TRULY MEAN

“Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud.” me being me The historical landscape of Black people in america has taken on so many faces over time. But there was … Continue reading UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK: WHAT DOES THE WORD TRULY MEAN

FITTING IN: WHAT IT’S LIKE AS A BLACK PERSON EXISTING IN A NON BLACK ENVIRONMENT

“Trying to feel welcome.” new face new challenge Growing up, I have always been one of the only African American students in my class and school. And for me, I … Continue reading FITTING IN: WHAT IT’S LIKE AS A BLACK PERSON EXISTING IN A NON BLACK ENVIRONMENT

GAY IN THE COMMUNITY: HARDSHIPS OF BEING GAY IN A TRADITIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY

“Out ain’t easy.” gay under conservatismĀ  In the Black community, we have long been so governed under the Christian faith that anything that goes against the grain has been ostracized. … Continue reading GAY IN THE COMMUNITY: HARDSHIPS OF BEING GAY IN A TRADITIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN: HOW DOES THE MOTHER LAND VIEW US HERE USING THE TERM

“Same color different culture.” from there here we are I have always wondered what do Africans think of the term African Americans. Because that term describing Black people in America … Continue reading AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN: HOW DOES THE MOTHER LAND VIEW US HERE USING THE TERM

TURNING THE TIDES: WHY BLACK AMERICA HAVE NEVER TURNED AGAINST THE US LIKE RADICALS FROM OVERSEAS

“Not as angry as some may think.” we have never In the time since Black people have been in America, those who know best have had understand and were able … Continue reading TURNING THE TIDES: WHY BLACK AMERICA HAVE NEVER TURNED AGAINST THE US LIKE RADICALS FROM OVERSEAS

RECONCILIATION: WILL THE BLACK AND WHITE COMMUNITIES EVER END THE TENSION

“Ease the tension.” a history of tension In the United States over the past few centuries the tensions between the White and Black population has gotten better, but still remain … Continue reading RECONCILIATION: WILL THE BLACK AND WHITE COMMUNITIES EVER END THE TENSION

INTERRACIAL DECISION MAKING: WHY I HAVE NEVER DATED OUTSIDE MY ETHNICITY

“Such a difficult decision.” interracialĀ  Within my life, I have ever dated outside my ethnicity. Not that I don’t find anyone attractive, it’s more than just that. It’s a social … Continue reading INTERRACIAL DECISION MAKING: WHY I HAVE NEVER DATED OUTSIDE MY ETHNICITY

PLAYING FAVORITES: ARE BLACK WOMEN REALLY NOT A DATING CHOICE

“The selection process.” the dating pool In the selection process of dating for so long, there is this held belief that Black women are never the first choice for dating. … Continue reading PLAYING FAVORITES: ARE BLACK WOMEN REALLY NOT A DATING CHOICE

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT: THE UNCOMFORTABLE ASPECTS OF PATROLLING THE INNER CITY

“Why am I here?” not my community Growing up for me in the inner city, the police patrolling the neighborhood was something commonplace. And you would think seeing the police … Continue reading YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT: THE UNCOMFORTABLE ASPECTS OF PATROLLING THE INNER CITY

FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

“We’re moving out, they’re moving in.” a harsh reality For me growing up in a predominantly Black neighborhood, I have seen over the recent years a lot of major changes. … Continue reading FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

WHITE PRIVILEGE: WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN REALLY

“Living the lap of what, really.” ideology In the United States of social issues in America we are constantly inundated with terminology that shapes our society. And one of those … Continue reading WHITE PRIVILEGE: WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN REALLY

RACIAL DISCOMFORT: WHY BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN EACH OTHER’S SPACES

“Still discomfort after a few hundred years.” so so uncomfortable Black and White, the two constructs that have kept America in social strife for the past few hundred years. And … Continue reading RACIAL DISCOMFORT: WHY BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN EACH OTHER’S SPACES