No Crooked Letter Blues

I wasn’t born in Mississippi, but Mississippi raised me. Since 4 or 5, I have been educated in classrooms and educated by life here. Our leadership is not the most pristine or forgiving.  And I resent some of the ways citizens and politicians neglect the very heartbeat of this state. This is still a state …

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Black History Month 2019: Week 4: Colorblind

If you ever want to see someone blow a lot of smoke and be confident behind it, listen to how confidently they say “I don’t see color”. First of all, this nation has more colors than a crayon box and it’s impossible to not see every single one of them. In fact, it’s insensitive and …

I Took The Day Off

“Girl, get your money” Tank and The Bangas, a soulful group from New Orleans, spoke these words on a song that really registered with me. It’s a pep talk I give myself very often. You should see me in the mirror, whipping my hair and singing, "Gotta get the money real quick, real quick"! I …

Who Can We Run To?

The major topic for the last few days has really created a purge of all of my social media accounts. People I respected, have known for years as acquaintances, and even close friends have gotten the boot. The war against black women has reared its ugly head and the results have been unsettling, to say …

Hello, 2019

2018 was a lot of fun. I laughed, traveled, celebrated, and embraced major changes in my life. I accomplished some goals, stepped out on faith, helped others the best I could, and tried my best to be the daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and partner in the lives of those around me. I still fell short. …