About The #BETAwards Though

Did you watch the BET Awards last night? I know, I know. In recent years it hasn’t been my go to either. At best, I’d record it and just fast forward to the highlights. Pause though because last night I watched and didn’t even miss the commercials. Everything was a highlight. Let me tell you…

Street Harassment (#NoWomanEver)

I would say the street harassment of women is getting ridiculous but honestly, its probably been out of control since dresses started showing a little ankle. I have to be honest. I do enjoy a slightly prolonged look in my direction after I work hard planning that outfit. However, the line between slightly prolonged and TOO LONG is…

Snapchat and Colonialism

“Autumn (my middle name) you have so much pride for your culture and ethnicity. I wish I did too but I kinda hate being Asian.” This Snapchat message I received from a friend started a long conversation about racial self hatred and colonialism. My friend is Americanized and like many of us, is slightly ashamed…

The Different Faces of Terror

When a non-POC (Person of Color) is behind a mass, horrific act, the conversation throughout the nation and social media turns to mental health.  “What are the early signs?” “How can we get these people help before they turn to violence?” These terrorists, or, “suspects” according to the media, seem to always be nice, quiet…

The *Insert Anything But Black* In My Family

Scrolling down my timeline, I noticed a thread quiet a few people were joining. The rule seemed to be to tweet your name, age, height, “what you are (race/ethnicity/nationality)”, state, likes and dislikes. I checked out the thread and of those that said they’re Black, it came after a list of four or five other…

Allstate’s Abusive Use of The Black Male

“That’s Allstate’s stand. Are you in good hands?” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all seen the infamous Black guy. I’ve been reflecting on this image though. Why is a Black man the face of an insurance company? Not that one shouldn’t be, but since when has the image of a Black man represented safety and…

Dear People Tired of Slave Narratives

Dear People Tired of Slave Narratives, *Side Note: Let me say that I am only addressing the opinions of Black Americans.* I can appreciate your opinion. If you mean what I hope you do, I may even agree to a certain extent. With the remaking of the 1977 classic, Roots, the question, “How long are…