Musings On My Conflicting Feelings Regarding National Juneteenth Celebrations

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All my life, being Black, specifically African American (ADOS), the reality of being enslaved in America and being mistreated after the Civil War, has been my centering narrative about America. It was/is a source of pride to be a “survivor.” That’s my family’s message about being an African-American, it means […]

JUNETEENTH: A BATTLE WIN, IN THE WAR FOR BLACK FREEDOM.

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Juneteenth is a celebration of a HUGE BATTLE WIN in the war for freedom for (ADOS) African Descendents of Slavery and/or African Americans. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free Black folks. June 19, 1867(?8) didn’t free all Black people. It was a MAJOR battle win in our war for freedom. It […]

Racism PSA: You Have To “Do Something” To Be Anti-Racist

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Racism PSA: You are probably complicit in racism… If you are White, and nothing in your life has changed since George Floyd and/or Breonna Taylor were murdered. If you are relatively unbothered in your daily life. If you are still talking with your racist friends/family and/or supporting racist businesses (yup, […]

Racism in America #LivingWhileBlack #TheOakParkEdition #PomeranianPeggy #TomatoTammy

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Racism in America, and, racism in Oak Park is nothing new. But calling out the racism of White liberals, unapologetically and blatantly, is a newer trend.  For better or worse, most White conservatives own and are unapologetic with their racism. As an anti-racism advocate, my writing creed is, “call racism, […]

Reflections on Shitty Saturday (tm:ShaRhonda)

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Reflections on Shitty Saturday: Saturday of the Holy Week is my favorite day. Weird, right? Well, to me, it best summarizes those of us who struggle with faith and worry. All of Jesus’ follower’s believed he was the Messiah on Friday. Yet, he died. And he was buried behind a […]

The Actual Definition of White Supremacy and/or a White Supremacist.

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The 2nd most offensive to White folks is when they are called a White Supremacist (1st word is being called a racist). But many White folks get mad but don’t know what “white supremacist” means. So, I’ll help: White Supremacist believes that White culture (western culture/traditions/theories/clothes/looks/religion etc.) is better than […]

The Price You Pay For A “Ghetto” Name:

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February 27, 2017 We are finally starting to have the real, uncomfortable, long overdue, talks about race in this country. I’ve never been more proud, excited, and uncomfortable with national dialogue before! I’m even more uncomfortable than 9/11 to Iraq War, weapons of mass destruction, national conversations. Racism is hard […]