I met my father for the first time that I could remember at Graterford State Prison. I was probably no older then five. I remember it like it was yesterday. Whether visiting or staying, you’ll never forget your first time in a state penitentiary. The visit was brief. I’m almost certain it was fall because … Continue reading “Trapped”
Capitalism and Racism have a symbiotic relationship. Both rely on inhumanity to strive. The notion of the million dollar slave isn't a new one. In fact, William C Rhoden wrote a book titled "Forty million dollar slave". In this book he explains rather eloquently, how "rich" athletes can still be slaves. Slavery can still exist, … Continue reading Run N#gga Run
Aaden Quadi Brown was born on June 14th, 2011. Since birth he’s had a coolness about him that I probably lacked as a child. He’s almost 6 now as I write this. He is lean and tall, for his age. He likes to read, play and do all the normal things kids his age do. … Continue reading Dear White People: Please Don’t Shoot My Son
My purpose of writing this is simple. I hope to spark dialogue and offer an alternate perspective. I understand what I am about to say, may possibly come off as insensitive. But I pride myself on being upfront with what I think and how I feel. At the least, you know I am willing to … Continue reading Black Women Privilege
There is no other way to describe those addicted to "lean" than to call them dope fiends. Full disclosure; this characterization of my generation’s drug abusers, probably doesn’t sit well with many of my close friends. But this isn’t about them or their connection to this story. Prescription drug use is at an all-time high; … Continue reading Purple Reigns.
This weekend was dedicated to the arts. With that sentiment in mind, Sunday was reserved for the Oscars and Saturday was reserved for a local fashion show. This was no ordinary show and surely no ordinary designer. Loanell "ButterObama" Ellington put on a show. The designer who describes his CasuaLuxury brand as a mix of … Continue reading Fashion at the Cathedral
By Guest Writer In my experience I feel being an African American woman in America has many challenges. I feel this way because we are continuously defending ourselves within our culture and outside of it. In America, African American women are routinely stereotyped for the way we wear our hair, the way we dress, and … Continue reading Reflections of a Black Women
As a disclaimer I'm writing from a fair and objective view point. My opinions come from what I think the overall public feels. This is not an attempt to bring any man down. But to speak on a topic that is on many of our minds within our culture. I think it's important that we … Continue reading The City of Philadelphia vs Meek Mill.
This is my attempt at dissecting how social media altered the dating game, enhanced infidelity and created an environment where ego and arrogance can thrive. The dating game has been evolving for me since the creation of Myspace (showing my age). It made the world smaller and expedited getting to know a person. No longer … Continue reading Dating on the Gram.
My title may be a bit hyperbolic; nevertheless I'm serious. Social media has made it easier to @ someone without having to actually get at someone. If I've learned anything about this era. Most people are all talk and less action. Celebrities will beef back and forth. The next day they'll apologize and be the … Continue reading It’s Not Beef Until Somebody Dies.