Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of ninety-six. The Black community mourns another legend. I have seen countless celebrities on social media share what Cicely’s life meant to them or how they felt to see her on the screen. She felt familiar, she felt safe and she felt empowering. Cicely Tyson will be… Continue reading We are in a Transition
The documentary The Social Dilemma examines the effects of social media on our contemporary society. The film shows us several former employees at Google, Youtube, Facebook, and other sites. These men and few women are alerting viewers to the growing dangers of social media use. However, as I watched the film I couldn’t help but… Continue reading A Review of Social Dilemma
By Dorthea Stephenson I do not typically use my social media as a platform of activism, but I feel these times call for my voice to be heard among the rest. Whether you agree or not, is your decision. This is not a persuasive post; you are inclined to your decisions as I am to… Continue reading How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times
(image courtesy of Shutterstock) I don’t think there has been a louder anti-racism revolt since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Lives Matter revolution that we are witnessing right now is opening the eyes of America-- including white Americans -- to the violent systemic racism that exists in the United States. It is inspiring protests… Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam
I'm tired of being looked at as the angry black woman, I'm simply not angry I'm just ultimately fed up! I'm sure most of my black women reading this are in agreement. I'm tired of the toxic family behavior, why can't our black families support one another better? Emotionally and Mentally, our families aren't always… Continue reading I’M NOT ANGRY, I’M FED UP!