Yesterday, Dejanay Stanton, a Black trans woman was killed in a shooting. It barely made the news. Last year, there was an incident when the host of “The Breakfast Club” made bigoted commentary and controversial comments about transgender women. I, like the rest of Black America who regularly listens to “The […]
Uptown Girl: Musings on the trauma and gift that is a Chicago Childhood. Uptown is a fascinating neighborhood full of history, diversity, and stories of survival. I visit my childhood neighborhood often. However, the Uptown I visit presently isn’t like the Uptown I remember from my childhood. There are streets close […]
Who is Black? a poem created out of desperation to be connected to something by ShaRhonda Knott Dawson Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud! But who is Black? Especially, when none of us are the actual color black; we are the color brown. To me: Black folks, are, […]
Monday, September 3rd The song day is dedicated to everyone and anyone who made a disparaging comment about Ariana Grande’s dress at Aretha Franklin’s homecoming. Stop telling grown women what to wear.
As a Negro, I grew up with a set of Negro norms that accompanied all family events. Especially the unique experience of a BBQ with norms that dictate behavior for an outdoor event held at someone else’s home. As I grew up, I started to choose my own parties, with […]
September 1, 2018 Today’s song is dedicated to Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. who did the Eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. #nope #BlackwomenCANraiseBlackMen #boyBye #sexist #ArethaFranklinfuneral #RIP #OurQueen
In my early 20s, someone told me something that would change my behavior forever. I don’t remember who said it, but the saying was, “your children do and behave the way they SEE you behaving and NOT by what you say. Most daughters end up emulating their mother’s behavior with […]
The answer: A Love Story I have been through a lot of things in my life and I have been to a lot of places. I have experienced high, highs, and low, lows. I have met and dined with politicians, pop stars, and homeless people. I’ve been professionally, academically, and […]