Fillmore… Biscuits & Grits (Idk)

I am at Fillmore in Charlotte… I’ve only been here for 5 minutes and I do not like it! First off I couldn’t bring my purse inside because it was too big! If your purse is bigger than a phone than you can’t bring it in. No that’s not true… you can pay $5.00 toContinue reading “Fillmore… Biscuits & Grits (Idk)”

Just Speaking Candidly

Hi guys and gals… I just wanted to speak candidly for a minute if y’all don’t mind. I have been watching the news and following social media trends for the past few months (longer, lol) and I have come to some conclusions… Let’s start with sex: I am not anti LGBTQ, I have lots ofContinue reading “Just Speaking Candidly”

It Takes A Village

I can say that there should not be one Black person over the age of 35 that hasn’t heard the phrase “it takes a village”. I grew up with that mentality. My grandmother embedded it in our brains. Most of my family have forgotten what that phrase truly means or they never over stood itContinue reading “It Takes A Village”

Ukraine War

Is this WWIII? I don’t know. Will this war between Russia and Ukraine impact the whole world… yes. Many of us sit in our cozy homes unbothered by what’s happening around us in the universe. Right now there is a war going on in the Ukraine which was initiated by Russia. I can not sayContinue reading “Ukraine War”

The Racial Divide

It is time to rewrite history. For far too long we have been reading books written by Caucasian men who clearly changed the meanings of words to suit their own agenda. Who was the first person to people in racial categories? Who wrote the American dictionary that we use and teach our children to useContinue reading “The Racial Divide”

“On These Grounds”

I saw this viral video a year ago about a girl getting body slammed by a police officer in middle school. When I saw the video I was astonished by what I saw. I never followed up with that case because there were so many other police involved incidents that were happening simultaneously the pastContinue reading ““On These Grounds””

Change is Coming

Some people may not like this post… I’m just going to say what’s in my mind and let the chips fall where they may. I love being “Black” or “African American” or whatever you white folks want to call us these days. The thing is in my lifetime I have never known “Black” folk toContinue reading “Change is Coming”

Freedom March

The drum is beatingFeet marchingHeads held high The percussion is coming…Right down through the middle of the streetAnd all you hear is it’s jazzy beat I know it’s the train that leadsTo the freedom of my peopleAnd I’m gonna be on it for sure Here comes the brassTrumpets ringing to the tops of the treesBeContinue reading “Freedom March”

All Lives Matter

All Lives Matter Looking at the World through someone else’s eyes Trying to over-stand the knowledge and read between the lines Listening to the cries of loved ones lost… But at what cost? Black lives, red lives, white lives All lives Matter! Just read the social media and “fake” news chatter Chatter, chatter… Scatter LikeContinue reading “All Lives Matter”