Tag: #blackcommunity

A HISTORY OF MISTRUST

NO VACCINE FOR ME There is a history of mistrust with the United States government and the African American community. So it is no wonder that this is a group where the vaccines are not being taken the most. Even though the Black population… Continue Reading “A HISTORY OF MISTRUST”

BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Since the death of Mike Brown in Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement went from a saying to an actual political push. Now, with an opportunity to make a real change in the community, where can we take this from here? Because there are… Continue Reading “BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT”

THE DAY OF RECKONING: WILL BLACK PEOPLE EVER GET TO A PLACE PEACE AND PROSPERITY

“Eventually one day.” a rough history Throughout history, the Black population has been a group that has taken a hard punch. But will there ever come a time where it does not exist? Will this large time period 500 years from now, 1,000 years… Continue Reading “THE DAY OF RECKONING: WILL BLACK PEOPLE EVER GET TO A PLACE PEACE AND PROSPERITY”

GOING TO A DARK PLACE: WHEN THE PAIN STARTS TO TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE

“Rage from racism.” a transfer of hurt What happens when you come from a group of people that have dealt with such trauma now you’re in that nasty head space. Whenever I look into the eyes of some of my people, I can’t help… Continue Reading “GOING TO A DARK PLACE: WHEN THE PAIN STARTS TO TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE”

THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY

“Chosen, yet why?” the history The African American population has inhabited the United States since the original Africans were brought to America in the early 1600’s. And since then there has been consistent discrimination. But my question would be, “Why our group?” There has… Continue Reading “THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY”

PAPER BAG TEST: IS THE TEST STILL RELEVANT TODAY

“Who should receive the better treatment?” the test The paper bag test is a test that was given to Black people in the past to figure out how much privilege should the person truly have in society. It not only is what enabled certain… Continue Reading “PAPER BAG TEST: IS THE TEST STILL RELEVANT TODAY”

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 one (face) that popped up in the 1960’s with a phrase coined by singer… Continue Reading “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK: WHAT DOES THE WORD TRULY MEAN”

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

“Out ain’t easy.” gay under conservatism¬† In the Black community, we have long been so governed under the Christian faith that anything that goes against the grain has been ostracized. ¬†And the issue that falls under this topic would have to be gay relationships.… Continue Reading “GAY IN THE COMMUNITY: HARDSHIPS OF BEING GAY IN A TRADITIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY”

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 to bare witness to some scary history. From slavery through the century of Jim… Continue Reading “TURNING THE TIDES: WHY BLACK AMERICA HAVE NEVER TURNED AGAINST THE US LIKE RADICALS FROM OVERSEAS”

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. Now as a man, I don’t believe in that, but let’s for a second… Continue Reading “PLAYING FAVORITES: ARE BLACK WOMEN REALLY NOT A DATING CHOICE”