I am the culmination of his dreams almost fulfilled. I wish that I could say his dreams have come true, but people and life are much more complicated than that. In some ways, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of us today. There is integration. There is black excellence, and there are white … Continue reading The Legacy of MLK
I've been reading a novel recently called "The Vanishing Half," and it is really good. I couldn't put it down today, what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I'm only about halfway through, but so far it covers a multitude of topics, the biggest one being colorism. As a dark-skinned black woman, I … Continue reading On Colorism
This is how I feel today: Gold in the middle. Deep down in the center, I'm happy Gold in the middle. On the edges there's rage Gold in the middle. I have anger and pride, but I'm Gold in the middle. I won't them take that from me. My Gold in the middle They can … Continue reading Gold in the Middle
I've taken up painting lately. Acrylics on canvas, and I'm not that good, it's just a fun new hobby. It's amazing to actually be able to turn my brain off for a little while and just mess around and feel no pressure about it. I bought primary colors only, so I have to mix my … Continue reading Creativity Begets Creativity
One rotten apple spoils the bunch, and when that bunch gets served on a golden platter to a whole community, that apple’s poison spreads like disease amongst the unsuspecting citizens. As those apples age, the rot only festers and grows and when those rotten seeds get planted and take root, it’s that much harder for … Continue reading One Bad Apple
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