In Defense of Blue Ivy

I have a son. He is 5 years old. He is bright, astute and reminds me of a better me. I don't pay much attention to what he wears. He is a child, so naturally he wears regular children's clothing. I'm a minimalist somewhat, I'd much rather pay less than more for his clothes. He … Continue reading In Defense of Blue Ivy

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I Cheated.

There is video of a girl and her former spouse discussing him cheating that has gone viral and it has caused great debate on the topic of cheating. If you haven't seen it check it out here (TheScene.com). The video is in an intimate setting. It's quiet and the environment is conducive to having a … Continue reading I Cheated.

Reflections of a Black Women

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

The City of Philadelphia vs Meek Mill.

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.

Making America Hate Again

        I don't know what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my faith. I live in a country where my faith is the predominate religion. But I am familiar with discrimination. I grew up struggling in a country that my ancestors built for free. A country that until 60-70 … Continue reading Making America Hate Again

Dating on the Gram.

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.

It’s Not Beef Until Somebody Dies.

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.

Trusting the Process

Written by Avi Brown As told by Maleek Jackson            Its Sunday before my hearing, my minds racing. Tomorrow decides my fate. I been down 10 years. Tomorrow I go in front of the parole board and they decide if they'll let me out. I've never made excuses for my time here. I never … Continue reading Trusting the Process

Raising A Rapist

           When we think of a rapist there is usually a stereotypical image we have of one. An awkward, shy man, who lacks friends and any remnants of a social life. Yes, that description fits the typical mode. But as we've learned from Darren Sharper, the disgraced All-Pro NFL player sentenced to 38 years in jail … Continue reading Raising A Rapist

The N.W. Raider Dynasty

I preface to say I'm a little biased. But to me Uptown Philly has always played the best football. From the days of the West Oaklane Wildcats domination, to the Mt Airy Bantams run and the still continuous success of the Northwest Raiders. Not to mention the Enon Cadets who've come on in the past … Continue reading The N.W. Raider Dynasty