Proud Pauper

I had the honor of being a guest blogger on the http://www.collectedyoungminds.org website.  This post was very difficult to write. I hope it speaks for itself.  Enjoy. https://www.collectedyoungminds.org/single-post/2015/03/20/CONTRIBUTION-Proud-Pauper  

Embracing the Selma Movement in a Socially Unconscious Society

We have come to the end of Black History Month, however, I have one more topic to discuss… There are few movies that leave an indelible mark on my mind and heart upon exiting the theater, however “Selma” and “12 Years a Slave” did just that.  The mark they left have driven me to considerContinue reading “Embracing the Selma Movement in a Socially Unconscious Society”

Diabolical Opposition – Colorblindness and Colorism

We live in a society that superficially superimposes colorblindness over colorism.  I’m sure you’ve heard it, “We should all be colorblind…and so on and so forth…” The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.  You see, kids aren’t born colorblind (in the literal sense) and neither are we, but somewhere our imageContinue reading “Diabolical Opposition – Colorblindness and Colorism”

The Blessings and Burdens of being Black

A burden by definition is a load that is especially heavy for one to carry. A blessing, on the contrary, is a beneficial thing for which one is grateful.  Is it feasible for someone to be grateful for a load that is especially heavy for them to carry?  I submit to you that it dependsContinue reading “The Blessings and Burdens of being Black”