Why Are You Calling Her the ‘B’ Word?

The second letter of the alphabet ‘B’ is usually the connotative term that is attached to women all the time. While I know that we might want to insert- bad, brilliant, bodacious and other adjectives that can easily describe a take charge woman, society sometimes invokes its own word.  Bitch.  Yep.  Put soap in my […]

Why He Can’t Tell You How He Feels

Valentine’s Day is near! In the next few days, women all over the world will be inundated with gifts of love and affirmation. Flowers, cards, poems and songs are sure to melt hearts, bring smiles, and tears of joy. Oh, the emotions! Over the years, men have expressed their feelings/emotions to women through many different […]

The 45th President of the United States Has Spoken

For my brothers and sisters who boycotted Donald Trump’s Inauguration, my instant analysis: Donald J. Trump, now the 45th President of the United States, shunned grandiloquence or complex sentences for simple (very) and compound sentences that heralded a populist tone. Trump twice referenced struggling families in the inner cities, rusted out factories in the Midwest […]

Bishop Eddie Long, the Black Church and Pedophilia

News that Bishop Eddie Long died yesterday inspired one of the most bitterly divided timelines that I have seen from many of my Black Facebook friends. Some, the majority from the anecdotal evidence I observed, invoked the “only God can judge” mantra and preached forgiveness of his sins. Others, the minority but a very passionate […]

Boy Bands and Brotherhood

StreetCred. That rite of passage every young man seeks.  Some find it in membership in fraternities (All the NUPES say YO!). Others find it in sports, gangs and other affiliations. However, let’s think back to the 80’s and 90’s when the Boy Bands were significant for many young men.  You remember them- New Kids On The […]

Can America Only Take One Socially Conscious Athlete?

The trending topic for the last couple of day is Colin Kaepernick. He refused to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game this past weekend. That was followed by a statement from the 49’ers quarterback: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses […]

Farewell Sweet Summer

I’m taking a blog break next week. It’s the official last full week of summer. I’m looking forward to cooler temps, and the leaf color change on the many trees on our property. It’s been a hot one this year, and I’m ready to open up the windows and enjoy those cool evening breezes. Next […]